The international coalition led by the United States applied air strikes on the city of Hajin in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor using white phosphorus, prohibited by international conventions. As a result of the attack, civilians were killed, Syria’s state television reported on Wednesday.
According to TASS, according to the Agency SANA, coalition aircraft attacked an Outpost of the banned terrorist group “Islamic state”, located in Hajin, however, attacks were made on houses of civilians.
Coalition forces had launched strikes on Hajin and nearby settlements in Deir ez-Zor. So, on November 14, the US and its allies with the use of cluster bombs attacked Hagen and the neighboring village of Ash Shafa. There were reports of civilian deaths and injuries. In addition, on 12 November, coalition bombing killed and injured 60 people.
The Syrian human rights monitoring centre informed that since the beginning of November, more than 40 children have been victims of coalition air strikes in Deir ez-Zor.
The Syrian authorities sent a message to the UN Security Council, accusing the US and its allies of continuing to commit war crimes in Syria and neglecting people’s lives. Damascus urged the UN to punish those responsible for the deaths and to stop the illegal stay of the Western coalition on Syrian territory. The Pentagon then refused to disclose what ammunition is used in the SAR, but said that they meet international standards.
Since 2014, the United States and its allies have been conducting an operation in Iraq and Syria against Islamic state terrorists. In Syria, the coalition operates without the consent of the authorities.