UPDATE – THIS FIGURE HAS RISEN FROM 32 TO OVER 150
Published on: Oct 20, 2018 @ 14:02 – Air strikes carried out by the United States-led international coalition killed at least 32 civilians over the past 24 hours in Syria, according to a report released on Friday.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), at least 18 civilians would have been killed as a result of bombings in the village of Al-Susah on Thursday, including seven children. On Friday, 14 other civilians would have been killed in the same locality.
In addition to civilians, the SOHR reports the deaths of eight other people in the region on Friday, with three suspected terrorists and five unidentified victims. On Thursday, six more deaths were recorded than the civilians already mentioned.
Since the second half of 2014, the US has led a coalition of dozens of countries supposedly against ISIS. The actions of this coalition in Syrian territory, however, occur without the approval of the local government or the United Nations Security Council, making them illegal from the point of view of international law, according to Damascus.
To corroborate with the SOHR report, a Syrian military source said the US-led international coalition had carried out attacks on civilian homes in Syria in the Deir ez-Zor region.
“International aviation aviation inflicted several air strikes on civilian homes in eastern Deir-ez-Zor,” Syrian state television quoted a Syrian military source as saying.
“Yes, this happened today, coalition planes are constantly bombing the homes of innocent civilians, helping Daesh [ISIS] militants,” the source added.
According to local witnesses, quoted by Syrian media, there were “dead and wounded among civilians” on the spot.
Although the US illegally acts in Syria to defeat ISIS, since its entrance in 2014, it has done very little to defeat ISIS. This is especially in comparison to the Russian mission that began over a year later in September 2015 and saw the immediate end of the oil trade between ISIS and Turkey that was ignored by the US.