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Syria: 30 civilians killed in coalition bombing on Raqqa

August 18, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Civilians who fled Raqqa, arrive in Jarabulus, Syria on May 26, 2017. Civilians living around Raqqa flee to opposition controlled safe zones due to clashes with Daesh and other terrorist organisations. [Hüseyin Nasır/Anadolu Agency, file photo]

The international coalition’s planes yesterday committed a massacre against civilians, killing at least 30 in Raqqa, Syria, according to the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently campaign.

The group said international coalition planes killed 30 civilians in a new massacre committed after the homes of civilians near Muawiya Ibn Abu Sufyan School in the Al Mala’ab Al-Aswad area in Raqqa city were bombed.

Raqqa is witnessing on-going battles between Daesh gunmen and the Syrian Democratic Forces militias, supported by raids by the US-led international coalition forces. The militias have taken control of over two-thirds of the city.

Nine Daesh gunmen were killed in an airstrike that targeted a car transporting them between Maadan and Al-Tabani in Raqqa’s eastern suburb. This coincided with battles around Maadan between the Syrian regime and Daesh, which makes it likely that the airstrike was carried out by a Russian plane.

During this time, local sources said that Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham executed a leader from the Free Syrian Army a year after he was detained, along with a group of his companions in Idlib.

These sources told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham executed Osama Al-Khader, commander of the 21st Combined Force’s Hazm Storm Brigade, after he was detained by Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham.