US-LED INTERNATIONAL COALITION: STRIKE THAT KILLED 70 CIVILIANS HIT “A LEGITIMATE TARGET”

00

The US-led International Coalition denied accusations of civilian casualties in a deadly strike on Al Sousa village in Deir Ezzor province, claiming that the strike hit a mosque occupied by ISIS militants, turning in into “a legitimate target”.

Over 70 civilians lost their lives after the Coalition’s jets targeted Al Osman mosque in Al Sousa last Friday. The strike was carried out immediately after the end of the prayer when the people flocked to the exit. Women and children constituted the majority of the victims.

The International Coalition initially denied responsibility for the incident, saying that its strikes target exclusively ISIS position. However, the emerging evidence forced the Coalition to change its narrative and accuse ISIS terrorists of turning the mosque building into a command center.

“Such misuse of the mosque is another example of their violation of the law of war and made the mosque a valid military target,” Coalition Spokesman Colonel Sean Ryan said.

2 thoughts on “US-LED INTERNATIONAL COALITION: STRIKE THAT KILLED 70 CIVILIANS HIT “A LEGITIMATE TARGET”

  1. Pingback: INTERNATIONAL COALITION STRIKES IN DEIR EZZOR PUSH CIVILIANS TOWARDS ISIS | Special Monitoring Mission to Syria (SMMS)

  2. Pingback: SEVEN CIVILIANS KILLED IN COALITION AIR STRIKE IN HAJIN | Special Monitoring Mission to Syria (SMMS)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.