The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The air strikes by the International Coalition leave about 10 casualties in Al-Raqqah city as well as the continuation of clashes in the city

Al-Raqqah Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: clashes are continuing between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the US Special Forces on one hand, and the members of the “Islamic State” organization on the other, in areas in Al-Raqqah city, in an attempt by the SDF to achieve advancement in the area, amid shelling by the forces of “Euphrates Wrath” Operation and bombing by the warplanes of the International Coalition on the areas controlled by ISIS in the city, which resulted in the death of 8 citizens, including a girl, and the number of casualties is likely to increase because of the presence of injuries in serious cases, which raise to 832 at least, including an activist at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 204 children and 132 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 816 civilians including at least 201 children under the age of eighteen and 128 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