Damascus Calls on UN to Address Civilian Deaths From US-Led Airstrikes

Syrian Foreign Ministry has sent letters to the United Nations and the UN Security Council, calling on the organizations to address civilian casualties from the airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition in Syria, local media reported Sunday.

The ministry sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and to the President of the UN Security Council (UNSC) asking the UNSC to fulfill its commitments on maintaining peace and international security, and prevent the coalition from committing crimes against Syrian people.

Earlier in the day the SANA news agency reported that he US-led coalition's aircraft attacked the Syrian settlement of Abukamal in the Deir ez-Zor province, killing at least six people. 

The news agency said the airstrike hit a hospital, among other sites.

The reported attack the fourth air raid of the coalition in Deir ez-Zor over the month, according to SANA.

On Saturday, SANA reported that the coalition, which ostensibly fights Daesh, hit houses in al-Mayadeen, killing 10, including five children.

The US-led coalition of 68 nations started to carry out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria and Iraq in 2014, with the strikes in Syria not being authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the UN Security Council.