US Airstrikes Kill At Least 22 Civilians In Syria

At least 22 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed on Wednesday in the latest US airstrikes on Syrian cities.

Syria’s official news agency, SANA reported that 11 civilians were killed as US jets targeted a residential area in Raqqa and 11 more were killed during a strike on a village in Deir Ezzor.

Press TV reports:

The raids also severely damaged private property and civilian infrastructure in the targeted areas.

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 objective of destroying Daesh.

The Syrian government has also on multiple occasions sent letters to UN Secretary General António Guterres and the UN Security Council condemning the US-led coalition for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity through aerial bombardment of residential neighborhoods.