Renewed airstrikes hit the eastern countryside of Al-Raqqah near the southern banks of the Euphrates
Al-Raqqah Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: a young man was killed and several others were injured after midnight as a result of a targeting by the “Euphrates Wrath” Operation Forces of areas in Al-Bostan Park in Al-Raqqah city. Simultaneously, warplanes carried out several raids on areas in the villages of Zur Shammar and Al-Maghla in the eastern countryside of Al-Raqqah, causing material damages. The SOHR published yesterday that ISIS-controlled areas at the southern banks of the Euphrates in the eastern countryside of Al-Raqqah, were witnessing intense raids carried out by warplanes, whether they were Russian or affiliated with the International Coalition is unknown. The raids targeted the villages of Zor Shammar, Khammasiyyeh, al-Hesiwah and Al-Thiyabiya, Shammar Foqani, leaving 4 citizens dead, including one woman and others injured. Local sources also confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that a massive displacement was taking place in villages and towns south of the Euphrates, amid fears and apprehension in the area of the escalated aerial bombardments. Such escalation started on 18 July 2017 when warplanes, believed to be affiliated with the International Coalition, perpetrated a massacre in the southern banks of the Euphrates killing 15 civilians, including 3 children under the age of eighteen and 4 women over the age of eighteen, in Zur Shammar village in the eastern countryside of Al-Raqqah.