Another day, another US terror attack: airstrike kills 18 civilians in Syria

More than a dozen civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group conducted an aerial assault on Syria’s northeastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Local sources told Syria’s official news agency, SANA, on Thursday that the airstrike targeted the village of Tayibe in the eastern part of the province, located 450 kilometers northeast of the capital Damascus, leaving at least 18 people dead and another 20 others wounded.

The sources added that the attack also inflicted heavy damage on public properties and residential buildings in the targeted area.

SANA also reported that scores of civilians were killed or wounded as US-led military aircraft struck al-Tayana village near the city of Mayadin, located about 44 kilometers southeast of Dayr al-Zawr, the water station in the village of Marrat and the village of al-Shumaitiyah.

US airstrike Syria civilian casualties

On Wednesday, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 29 people, including eight children, had been killed in a US-led strike against the Daesh-held northern Syrian city of Raqqah.

Tens of civilians were also killed or injured on July 24, when US-led airstrikes targeted al-Fansh crossroads in the city of Mayadin.

The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

The military alliance has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians. It has also been largely incapable of fulfilling its declared aim of destroying Daesh.

The city of Raqqah, which lies on the northern bank of the Euphrates River, was overrun by Daesh terrorists in March 2013, and proclaimed the center for most of the Takfiris’ administrative and control tasks the next year.

Syria has been fighting different foreign-sponsored militant and terrorist groups since March 2011. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated last August that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the crisis until then.