DEIR EZZOR, Syria – Ten civilians, including four children, have died as a result of an attack by the US-led international coalition against a village in Syria’s north-eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, according to the SANA news agency.
“Ten civilians, including four children, died as a result of an attack by the international coalition made against a house of one of the residents in the village of al-Quishquia in the province of Deir ez-Zor,” reads the statement from the agency .
The coalition regularly attacks the city of Hajin and other villages in the province of Deir ez-Zor, justifying its actions to support the units of the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against the terrorist group Daesh [ISIS]. Syrian media frequently report casualties among civilians and the use of white phosphorus by the coalition during attacks.
The Syrian authorities appealed to the UN to take action on the culprits and end the illegitimate stay of the coalition in the territory of the Arab Republic.
A woman and a child of Russian citizenship were also killed in a separate US-led bombing against Daesh militants in Deir ez-Zor province according to an activist.
“According to our data, a resident of the Nadterechny district of Chechnya, Khava Akhyadova, 35, died in the Al-Shaaf settlement in Deir ez-Zor province as a result of an air strike by coalition forces,” said Kheda Saratova, a member of the Human Rights Council of Chechnya.
Also according to Saratova, who is also a member of a working group fighting for the return of Russian children and women in conflict zones in the Middle East, a coalition bombing also killed a four-year-old boy from Dagestan.
“As a result of a missile attack on a home in the same area, Khalid, a four-year-old grandson of Dagestan’s Rosa Yuzbekova, was killed,” he said.