U.S.-LED AIR STRIKES DESTROY HOSPITAL IN EASTERN SYRIA
DAMASCUS, Syria, The U.S.-led coalition carried out air strikes, Friday, on a town controlled by the Daesh group in eastern Syria, fully destroying the only hospital and killing eight civilians.
The eight civilians were killed by air strikes on the town of Hajin, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour province, the report said.
It added that, the coalition renewed the air strikes later in the day, targeting the only hospital in Hajin and destroying it completely.
The report spelled no details about possible casualties, as a result of the hospital’s targeting.
The U.S.-led coalition has been targeting the last vestige of Daesh territory on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour province, as part of the support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia, in that part of the country.
The SDF, with the backing of U.S.-led air strikes, has started a campaign to defeat the Daesh in the sliver of territory held by the Daesh, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, since Sept 10.
The Kurdish-led militia managed to capture large swathes of areas during the first wave of attack, but the Daesh group succeeded to reclaim all lost territory.
The recent advance of the SDF comes, as part of the second wave of attack to dislodge the Daesh from the vestige of land in the eastern Euphrates.
The U.S. provides the SDF with aerial cover, but in the process, scores of civilian casualties have fallen.
In its recent report, the Observatory said, 820 militants and 473 SDF fighters had been killed, since Sept 10.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/u-s-led-air-strikes-destroy-hospital-in-eastern-syria/General