Civilians killed in Syria during US coalition phosphor strikes, TV reports

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Syrian village of Al-Baghouz, alleged to have been the target of white-phosphorus strikes by the US-led coalition, was reportedly bombed again on Saturday, according to television channel Ikhbariya, which reports deaths and injuries among civilians.

Residents of the Syrian village of Al-Baghouz, in the south-east of the country, were killed in the white phosphorus strikes carried out by the US-led international coalition in the night of March 3-4. announced the Syrian television channel Ikhbariya referring to local sources.

“Civilians including women and children have been killed or wounded in the white phosphorus air strikes banned by the international conventions that the US coalition has brought near the Al-Baghouz farms,” ​​Ikhbariya TV reported.

It would be a new attack in two days against this village located in the governorate of Deir ez-Zor . On March 2, Syrian television reported that white phosphorus strikes had been carried out by the coalition against Al-Baghouz.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that it had launched a military operation on 1 March targeting terrorists occupying Al-Baghouz, the last bastion of Daesh in Syria, according to the spokesman of the Arab-Kurdish coalition, Mustafa Bali.

On 27 February, he said that some 15,000 people had left the area since 9 February. According to information from the Syrian Democratic Forces, the majority of Daesh members currently in Al-Baghouz are foreigners and have dug defensive tunnels.

The Syrian media has repeatedly denounced the use of white phosphorus by the Washington-led coalition and reported civilian casualties. Damascus called on the UN to take steps to end the illegal presence of the coalition in Syrian territory. The Pentagon said the coalition would not disclose the nature of ammunition it used in Syria, but that it conformed to international standards.

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