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UN: US-led Coalition’s Air Strikes Lead to 100 Civilians Killed

UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, said over 100 civilians had been killed as a result of the air strikes of the US-led international coalition in the provinces of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor in recent weeks.

O’Brien also stressed that the coalition command should be to be more attentive to the chosen goals and make every effort to minimize the number of civilian casualties.

In addition, O’Brien said that the Syrian conflict “had a grave impact on the lives of civilians.” The UN representative added that, nowadays, only four de-escalation zones help to normalize the situation in Syria, the memorandum on establishment of which was signed in Astana.

He stressed that it was a step that influenced the local reduction of the level of violence and the provision of humanitarian access to civilians.


 

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