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Burning Raqqa: The US War Against Civilians in Syria

Burning Raqqa The US War Against Civilians in Syria

It was midday on Sunday, May 7th, when the US-led coalition warplanes again began bombing the neighborhood of Wassim Abdo’s family. They lived in Tabqa, a small city on the banks of the Euphrates River in northern Syria. Then occupied by the Islamic State (ISIS, also known as Daesh), Tabqa was also under siege by US-backed troops and being hit …

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624 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report

624 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria

A report released by the US-led coalition says its airstrikes against purported Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq have claimed the lives of at least 624 civilians since the start of the military campaign in 2014. The coalition made the announcement on Friday, claiming that the civilians had been “unintentionally killed” over a span of 34 months between August 2014 …

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