Amnesty International Report Shows Civilian Suffering in Syria
NGO document reports drama of families who lost dozens of people during fighting in the Syrian city of Raqqa
Bombings killed thousands of civilians in Syria's Raqqa cityReuters / Aboud Hamam / 14.5.2018A report released this week by Amnesty International brought to light the horrors of the siege in the Syrian city of Raqqa between June and October 2017, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians and tens of thousands of wounded, and the destruction of virtually all urban infrastructure.Raqqa was considered the capital of the 'caliphate' established by Daesh radicals in Syrian and Iraqi territory and has received heavy attacks from the Syrian Democratic Army, with air and logistical support from the US-led international coalition, in partnership with France and the United Kingdom. .Trapped in the city in the midst of the conflict, civilians were hit hard.Amnesty International volunteers went to Raqqa and for two weeks visited 42 sites of Daesh and coalition attacks and talked to 112 residents.In addition, they used satellite image comparisons to get a true picture of t...
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