BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 A.M.) – The U.S. Coalition killed up to 29 civilians inside two towns in rural Deir Ezzor this past weekend, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Sunday evening.
Citing local sources, SANA claimed that the 29 civilians were killed after the U.S. Coalition bombed the rural Deir Ezzor towns of Al-Sha’afa and Dharat ‘Allouni near the Iraqi border.
Dozens of other civilians were reportedly wounded by these airstrikes that targeted the Islamic State’s positions in the eastern part of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
This massacre took place just 24 hours after the U.S. envoy to the United Nations (U.N.) slammed the Syrian government for their military operations in the East Ghouta region of Damascus.
Prior to U.N. vote on the 30 day ceasefire in the East Ghouta, the U.S. Coalition had reportedly killed a dozen civilians in the small town of Hajin near the Iraqi border.