U.S.-led coalition kills 62 in Syria's Deir al-Zour: state media
A total of 62 people have been killed over the past 24 hours as a result of the U.S.-led airstrikes on the country's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, Xinhua reported citing the state news agency SANA.
The coalition's airstrikes targeted areas in the village of Souseh in the countryside of the city of Abu Kamal in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, killing 15 people, including women and children.
The U.S.-led airstrikes also killed 37 others when targeting a mosque in that area.
In the town of Abu Badran, the coalition airstrikes killed at least 10 people, said the report, adding that more wounded are expected to die as many of them are in critical conditions.
Many civilians have also been trapped under the rubble as a result of the airstrikes.
SANA said the coalition is following the tactic of scorched land under the pretext that it's targeting the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Deir al-Zour.
A day earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said tens of people have been killed as a result of the U.S.-led airstrikes on the last IS-held pocket in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour.
The U.S.-led coalition backs the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in their push to defeat IS in a few areas the terror-designated group is still holding on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in eastern Deir al-Zour.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has recently urged the UN to conduct an international investigation into the "crimes" of the U.S.-led coalition in Syria.
The Syrian government side has repeatedly charged that the U.S. is using the battles on IS as a pretext to keep intervening in Syria's affairs.
The U.S.-led coalition entered the course of battles in Syria against the IS in 2014, with the government questioning the intention of the U.S. and branding its intervention as illegal as it happened without the consent of the Syrian administration.