Led strikes killed 27 civilians Sunday in Syria's Raqqa - monitor

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 23, 2017

The Britain-based Observatory said that was the single largest daily death toll since the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces, a group of Kurdish and Arab militias, began their assault on Raqqa last June after a long campaign to isolate IS inside the city.

At least 78 civilians were killed in USA -led coalition airstrikes and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) shelling in Daesh-held Raqqah province in northern Syria on Monday, according to a monitoring group.

Observatory Director Rami Abdel Rahman said the airstrikes hit the densely populated Al-Badu area at the city centre.

"There are buildings full of civilians that are trying to get away from the front lines".

Meanwhile, the Syrian state media simply reported that the air strikes killed dozens.

Earlier this month, the aid group Doctors Without Borders (known by its French acronym, MSF) reported that food and medicine needed to treat the wounded were in short supply.

The United Nations estimates there are almost 25,000 civilians trapped in the city.

The UN's humanitarian pointman for Syria, Jan Egeland, has said IS-held territory in Raqa city is now "the worst place" in the war-torn country.

The US-led coalition says it is careful to avoid civilian casualties in its bombing runs against IS in both Syria and Iraq, and investigates any allegations.

Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to United Nations officials.

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