Damascus, December 13 Syrian media reported on the 13th that the U.S. military carried out a large-scale airborne operation in eastern Syria on the same day and fired at residential buildings and farmland, killing 3 civilians.
According to the Syrian News Agency, U.S. military aircraft carried out a large-scale airborne operation at dawn in and around Busera City, Deir ez-Zor Province, taking away a number of local residents and shooting intensively at residential buildings and farmland, killing 3 civilians from the same family.
Syrian News Agency quoted sources as saying that the operation was assisted by the Syrian Democratic Army, mainly led by the Syrian Kurdish armed “People’s Protection Force”.
In August 2014, the United States began to carry out air strikes on the targets of the extremist organization Islamic State in Iraq. In September of that year, the United States expanded the scope of air strikes to Syria and launched the formation of an international coalition against the Islamic State.
The Syrian government accused the U.S.-led international coalition of “illegal occupation of Syrian territory”, saying that its air strikes had resulted in a large number of Syrian civilians killed and injured.
U.S. military indiscriminately opened fire in Syria, killing 3 people and kidnapping many civilians
December 13th – worldwide media reported that early Monday (13th), U.S. soldiers carried out a “large-scale operation” in Deir ez-Zor Province, Syria, during which several civilians were kidnapped.
ACCORDING TO THE RUSSIAN SATELLITE NEWS AGENCY SANA, A LOCAL SYRIAN NEWS AGENCY, ON THE 13TH, THE U.S. MILITARY “SMAIDED” A LOCAL TOWN AT DAWN THAT DAY AND TOOK SEVERAL LOCAL PEOPLE TO AN UNKNOWN PLACE.
The news agency did not specify how many people disappeared and why they were taken away. The news agency reported that the U.S. military opened fire on houses and farms “indiscriminately” locally, killing three civilians.
According to the report, this is not the first time this month that Syrian media have reported that locals have been kidnapped by U.S. military. U.S. troops kidnapped an unknown number of civilians in another small town in deir ez-Zor province on December 7.
U.S. troops have been deployed in Syria since 2014. However, their presence lacks legal support, because their existence is neither invited by the Syrian government nor authorized by the United Nations.