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Great Satan US-Led Strikes on Raqqa Kill 78 Civilians

22 August 2017 15:21

 

The US-led international coalition killed 78 civilians after carrying out airstrikes against residential neighborhoods in Raqqa city during the past 24 hours.

Syria’s SANA news agency quoted local and media sources as saying on Tuesday that the aircrafts of the coalition fired rockets at al-Sakhani and al-Bado alleys and al-Tawasuaeh neighborhood in Raqqa city.

The sources added that the airstrikes left 78 civilians dead, in addition to destroying a number of residential buildings and infrastructure and causing material damage to the targeted areas.

Also on Tuesday, the coalition announced that at least 250 US-led air strikes have pounded the Syrian city of Raqa and surrounding territory in the past week.

Coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon told AFP that the air raids targeted the greater Raqa area.

Activists and monitoring groups have reported that intensifying coalition bombardment of the city has left scores of civilians dead.

“We have increased our strikes recently especially since the end of the Mosul battle,” Dillon said.

Earlier this month, the coalition acknowledged the deaths of 624 civilians in its strikes in Syria and Iraq since 2014, but rights groups say the number is much higher.

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