US strikes kill at least 22 civilians in Syria’s Raqqah, Dayr al-Zawr

‘At least 22 civilians, mainly women and children, have been killed in the latest US airstrikes on the Syrian cities of Raqqah and Dayr al-Zawr.

According to Syria’s official news agency, SANA, 11 of the civilians were killed as US jets targeted a residential area in Raqqah, while 11 more were killed during a strike on Dayr al-Zawr’s al-Shahabat village on Wednesday.

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.’

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