Published: Wed, August 23, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Led strikes kill dozens in Raqqa

Led strikes kill dozens in Raqqa

The Observatory said bombs that hit the al-Sakhani and Harat al-Bado districts on Monday were close to a multi-story residential building that had been bombed the day before, killing at least 27 civilians, including seven children.

The US-led coalition has killed 78 civilians in Syria's de facto capital of the Islamic State in Raqqa city over the last two days, state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday.

Al Jazeera reported that at least 100 civilians have been killed by US airstrikes in Raqqa since Sunday.

The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in two separate letters sent to UN Secretary General António Guterres and rotating President of the UN Security Council Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta on August 17, called on the United Nations to take on its responsibilities concerning the establishment of global peace and security to put an end to the US-led coalition's crimes against innocent Syrians.

All the media reports have blamed the US-led coalition in Syria for the attacks.

As a result of these bombings conducted in the central district of Raqqa province, allegedly aimed at wiping out IS or Daesh terror groups, dozens of people were also injured and valuable infrastructures destroyed, according to several sources.

SDF have been established by PKK/PYD terrorist group for the pronounced goal of fighting Daesh.

About 40 civilians have been killed in 48 hours in the Syrian city of Raqqa as US-backed troops intensified their attack on Islamic State militants.

The UN estimates there are up to 25,000 civilians trapped inside the city, with food and fuel supplies short and prohibitively expensive.

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