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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Coalition warplanes kill 10 citizens of one displaced family from Palmyra by targeting Al-Raqqah city’s neighborhoods

Al-Raqqah Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Coalition warplanes continue to kill and injuries more people in their escalated bombing on Al-Raqqah city in the past few weeks, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of at least 10 citizens of one family, they are 6 males and 4 females who have displaced earlier from Palmyra city in the eastern countryside of Homs, they were killed in bombing by warplanes of the International Coalition on areas in Al-Raqqah city during the past 24 hours, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, and due to the presence of missing persons, which raise to 816 at least, including an activist at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 204 children and 131 citizen women, the number of civilian persons who were killed and documented by the Syrian Observatory in Al-Raqqah city and its countryside from the 5th of June 2017 to the 28th of August 2017, and the casualties are 800 civilians including at least 201 children under the age of eighteen and 127 woman over the age of eighteen, they were killed in al-Raqqa city, in addition to 16 civilians including 3 children and 4 women who were killed in airstrikes in the village of Zur Shamar and another area at the southern banks of the Euphrates River in the eastern countryside of al-Raqqa. The aerial shelling left hundreds of the people injured of different severity, some of them had amputations and permanent disabilities, while some of them are still in serious conditions, which may increase the death toll, and dozens of houses and public facilities in the town have been destroyed, as a result of this intensive shelling, which targeted the city of al-Raqqa, its vicinity and its outskirts, while the SOHR received information about the presence of more civilians causalities which the SOHR couldn’t document.

 

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