Women, 14 Children Killed In US Airstrike On Raqqa, Syria

Women, 14 Children Killed In US Airstrike On Raqqa, Syria

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said 30 IS militants were killed in the last 24 hours of battle for the town of al-Sukhna, in Homs, before it was captured Saturday by pro-government forces.

Over the course of the United States military operations in Iraq and Syria as part of the ISIS War, a massive number of civilians have been killed, though the official USA figures recognize only a tiny fraction of that, with large portions of the incidents dismissed as "not credible". The coalition has previously said it strenuously tries to avoid civilian casualties and investigates all reports that its strikes have killed civilians.

The US has admitted that its strikes caused the deaths of 624 civilians since 2014.

Dozens of regime forces and militants have been killed in central Syria as the ISIS group strives to hold off a regime advance there, a monitor said Wednesday.

In addition to making advances against the terrorists in Homs Province, the Syrian Army, backed by the Russian air force, also advanced in Hama Province and in areas of Raqqa Province, where US-led coalition is conducting its own operation near the IS stronghold.

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"The Americans would've liberated Raqqa a long time ago if they wanted; they know every patch of terrain in the city thanks to their satellites".

In correspondence with the UN, Damascus accused the US-led coalition of new atrocities against civilians, charging that it attacked a hospital in Raqqa and has discharged "internationally banned white phosphorus munitions" against the Syrian people.

Daesh has responded with a barrage of vehicle bombs, suicide bombers, weaponised drones and snipers.

The Kurdish-led force now controls half the city.

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