Continuous clashes in the vicinity of the center of the city of Raqqa
Raqqa province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:: clashes of varying levels of violence are still ongoing between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the US Special Forces on one hand and members of the “Islamic State” organization on the other in several areas in Raqqa city. The clashes were concentrated in the western part of Raqqa city and in the vicinity of the center of the city and within the neighborhood of al-Moror and in areas in the remaining part of the neighborhood of al-Mansour. The clashes were accompanied by aerial shelling on the clash area, and the organization-held area in the city, causing more material damage and human losses, as well as destruction to the infrastructure of the city.
The SOHR published on Tuesday night that it rose 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.