At least 22 civilians have been killed in US-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor province, according to local sources on Saturday, reports Anadolu Agency.
The sources said a coalition airstrike targeted a mosque in the town of al-Susah in eastern Deir Ez-Zor during the weekly Friday prayer, killing 16 people.
Six more civilians were killed in another strike that hit a local religious institute in Hajin city in the same province, the sources added.
Hajin has been the scene of constant clashes between YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorist groups.
Since Wednesday, 65 civilians have been killed in Deir Ez-Zor province in airstrikes carried out by the US-led international coalition.
On Thursday, 30 civilians, including two children, were killed in a coalition airstrike on Ammar ben Yasir mosque in Al-Susah. Thirteen more people were killed in the same town on Wednesday.
Daesh currently holds control of Hajin city, the towns of Al-Susah, Al-Shaafah as well as the villages of Al-Muhasan and Bu-Khater.
YPG/PKK maintains a presence in the eastern part of the Euphrates River which runs through Deir Ez-Zor province.
With US and French support, the YPG/PKK terrorist group recently launched an offensive against Deir ez-Zor’s city of Hajin with a view to retaking it from Daesh.
The number of Daesh terrorists now in Hajin is estimated at some 1,000 out of an estimated 2,500 throughout the entire Deir ez-Zor province.
Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.