12 civilians have been killed in US-led coalition airstrikes in the Syrian province of Hasakah, the country’s state-run news agency SANA reported on June 12.
“Local sources told SANA’s reporter that warplanes of the US-led coalition bombarded citizens’ houses in the village of Tal al-Shayer in the southeastern countryside of Hasaka, claiming the lives of 12 civilians from Hassoun al-Basha’s family and injuring two others of the same family (father and his son),” the SANA said.
In a separate article, the SANA revealed that the Syrian Foreign Ministry had sent a letter to the UNS ecretary General and the head of the Security Council on the recent US-led bombing on Tal al-Shayer:
“The letter said that this crime committed by the illegal coalition has claimed the lives of 12 civilians from one family, and that the coalition has also committed a similar crime against innocent civilians at one of the Iraqi refugee camps in Khuwaibra village southeast of al-Shadadi, claiming the lives of 18 civilians.
The Ministry stressed that the coalition’s persistence in committing massacres, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, along with its continuing support for terrorists and its exploitation of terrorists and separatist militias, all show that the Security Council is negligent in enforcing international law and in putting an end to the coalition’s hostile plots that target Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and seek to prolong the crisis.
The letter stressed that Syria calls on the Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities by condemning such massacres and working to stop them from reoccurring, as well as working to end the hostile and illegal presence of US and other foreign forces in Syria.”