US-led coalition jets hit mosque in Syria's Deir ez-Zor

By Mohamad Misto and Adham Kako

DEIR EZ-ZOR/ANKARA (AA) – U.S.-led coalition warplanes on Friday destroyed a mosque in a part of Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province held by the YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorist groups, according to local sources.

Reliable sources told Anadolu Agency that immediately after Friday prayers, U.S.-led coalition aircraft had struck a mosque in Deir ez-Zor’s Al-Susah district.

No casualties were reported as a result of the strike.

Within the last two days alone, 43 civilians have been killed — including two children — by repeated coalition airstrikes, local sources say.

With U.S. and French support, the YPG/PKK terrorist group recently launched an offensive against Deir ez-Zor’s city of Hajin with a view to retaking it from Daesh.

The number of Daesh terrorists now in Hajin is estimated at some 1,000 out of an estimated 2,500 throughout the entire Deir ez-Zor province.

Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.