US-led coalition commits new massacre in town of Hajin

DEIR EZZOR, Nov.10 (MNA) – US-led coalition air strikes against ISIL terrorists in the eastern town of Hajin near the Iraqi border claimed the lives of at least 26 local civilians, including 14 children, AFP reported Friday, citing a UK-based watchdog, the Syrian Observatory for Human rights.

The US-led coalition of more than 70 countries is conducting military operations against ISIL in Syria and Iraq. The coalition's operations in Iraq are conducted in cooperation with the Iraqi government, but those in Syria are not authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the UN Security Council.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Middle East and North Africa Bureau Director Amin Awad told that some pockets of fighters for ISIL and other extremist groups still remain in numerous, hard to reach areas.

SPUTNIK/MNA

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