The US-led coalition forces attacked a mosque in the town of Al-Baghuz in the Syrian governorate, Deir ez-Zor as part of the airstrikes waged to support an operation carried out by the terrorist organisation YPG, commonly using the name Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
During a statement, the coalition announced on Tuesday that the Combined Joint Task Force carried out an airstrike against Daesh command centre, which was previously used as a mosque in Al-Baghuz Fawqani town, on 11 February in support for SDF Forces.
The statement pretended that the mosque has no longer been classified as “sheltered place” after Daesh took hold of it.
The statement did not mention any information about civilian casualties in the mosque.
According to local sources, 50 civilians were killed because of airstrikes, rocket fires, and artillery initially targeting Daesh in the besieged town of Al-Baghuz in Deir ez-Zor. The same sources highlighted that most of the victims were women and children.
Thousands of civilians in the town are besieged by Daesh, fearing that the organisation may use them as human shields, or that SDF and the Coalition may use the scorched earth policy, which may cause a large number of deaths.
Daesh is controlling Al-Baghuz and unpopulated areas in the Syrian Desert, in the rural areas of Deir ez-Zor and Homs (central).
On 11 September 2018, the terrorist organisation SDF and the international coalition forces launched a military operation against the last stronghold of Daesh in Deir ez-Zor.