206 CIVILIANS KILLED BY AIR STRIKES IN EASTERN SYRIA IN NOV
DAMASCUS, Syria, At least 206 civilians were killed in Nov this year, by U.S.-led air strikes on areas controlled by the Daesh in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported.
As many as 77 children and 57 women were among those killed by the strikes, on the last Daesh-held pocket in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The U.S.-led coalition has intensified its air strikes in recent weeks, in support of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is pushing to dislodge the Daesh from its last stronghold on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
The SDF has been trying to defeat the Daesh in that part of the country, near the Iraqi border, since Sept 10.
However, the Daesh counter-offensives and suicide bombing have rendered all efforts flat, as the SDF are preparing for another round of battles against the Daesh in eastern Deir al-Zour.
A day earlier, the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), which is the political wing of the SDF, concluded a conference in the city of Ayn Issa, in northern Syria, with the participation of opposition figures.
The conference ended with a final statement that stressed that, political solution is the right approach that guarantees the participation of all Syrians in the political process.
The statement also noted that the formation of the constitutional committee shouldn’t exclude any side, in an apparent desire by the Kurdish forces to be represented in the constitutional committee that is being discussed.
The conference also underlined the importance of a broad dialogue that would gather opposition and government representatives.
The Kurdish forces have been enjoying a sort of autonomy in north-eastern Syria, since the early time of the Syrian war.
The Syrian government has stressed that, all Syrian areas should return under its control, in reference to the Kurdish-controlled areas among others.
The SDC has already held discussions with government representatives and both sides agreed to form negotiation committees to continue the dialogues.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/206-civilians-killed-by-air-strikes-in-eastern-syria-in-nov/General