TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – At least 20 civilians lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists carried out airstrikes on Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah.

Syria’s SANA news agency reported on Monday that the US-led airstrikes hit an area near the town of Shaddadah in the southern countryside of Hasakah City.

According to the report, the raids caused damage to the residential areas there and killed over 20 people. 

The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what it says are Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a United Nations mandate.

The military alliance has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians. It has also been largely incapable of fulfilling its declared aim of destroying Daesh.

In May, Syria wrote to the UN, harshly condemning the US-led coalition’s fatal strikes against civilians as illegal and a breach of its sovereignty.