US-led coalition warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on urban areas in the middle Euphrates River Valley killing 23 civilians and injuring many others, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on November 15.
“Warplanes of the international coalition, led by the U.S., carried out airstrikes on civilian neighborhoods in the towns of al-Bubadran and al-Susah in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside,” local sources told SANA.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed that many civilians were killed in the recent airstrikes of the US-led coalition. According to the pro-opposition monitoring group, coalition warplanes killed 103 civilians in the Euphrates valley over the last week. Most of the victims are reportedly women and children.
The US-led coalition stepped up its aerial operations in the Euphrates Valley recently in order to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which resumed its military operation against ISIS there few days ago. Despite the coalition’s air support, the US-backed group is still incapable of making any notable advance on the ground.