Heavy smoke billows following an airstrike on the western frontline of Raqa on July 17, 2017, during an offensive by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a majority Kurdish and Arab alliance, to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. (AFP Photo)
DAMASCUS, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- At least 60 civilians have been killed as a result of U.S.-led airstrikes on areas in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday.
The U.S.-led coalition launched airstrikes on several villages and towns in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour over the past few hours on Tuesday, said SANA.
SANA added that the "aggression" has caused a massacre, with over 60 people killed and tens of others, mostly children and women, wounded.
The airstrikes came less than 48 hours since the U.S. coalition struck a hospital and a club in the city of Bukamal in Deir al-Zour countryside, killing six civilians, including women and children, and wounding tens of others.
The U.S.-led anti-terror coalition has been striking the Islamic State (IS) positions in northern Syria since 2014.
Syria's Foreign Ministry called on the UN Security Council to dissolve the U.S.-led coalition, saying such coalition has been formed without any request by the Syrian government.
It also charged that the formation of the U.S. coalition took place out of the framework of the UN, stressing the UN Security Council must shoulder its responsibilities in keeping peace and international security as well as halting the "crimes" of the coalition.