TEHRAN (Press Shia) – At least 62 civilians have been killed in a US air force attack on two villages near Syria’s Deir ez-Zor city, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

The airstrikes, which targeted the villages of Sousse and Bubradan, also injured a number of civilians, according to the report.

The US and its allies have been bombarding what they call Daesh positions inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

The aerial assaults, however, have on many occasions resulted in civilian casualties and failed to fulfill their declared aim of countering terrorism.