Foreign Ministry: Continued US-Led Coalition Crimes Against Syrians Shows Disregard for International Legitimacy

In a recent US-led attack in Deir ez-Zor, 17 civilians were killed and homes were destroyed writes SANA.

Syria affirmed that the continuation of massacres against Syrian civilians by the illegitimate US-led International Coalition is evidence of its disgraceful conduct and its disregard for international legitimacy and the provisions of international law.

In two letters sent by the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry to the UN Secretary General and the of the President of Security Council, the Ministry said that the illegal US-led Coalition is continuing its operations; launching attacks on the Syrian territory and committing crimes against Syrian civilians, the last of which was on Dec. 16th, 2018, when International Coalition warplanes shelled the homes of citizens in al-Boukhatir village, in Deir ez-Zor’s southeastern countryside, claiming the lives of 17 civilians and causing material damage to houses and properties.

Over the past number of weeks, tens of the civilians were martyred, others were injured, mostly children and women, and massive material damage was caused to the houses of the locals in Hajin city and the surrounding villages in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, the Ministry said.

The International Coalition’s operations do not target the Islamic State (ISIS) in Deir ez-Zor. Rather, these attacks create the appropriate conditions for a continuation of criminal attacks by ISIS, which is allied with the Coalition, the Ministry added.


This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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