US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa

US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa

The US-backed assault to drive IS from its Syrian capital Raqqa in 2017 killed more than 1,600 civilians, 10 times the toll the coalition itself has acknowledged. The figures reported by Amnesty and Airwars, a London-based group set up to monitor the impact of the US-led campaign, come after 18 months researching civilian deaths including two months on the ground in Raqqa.

KCooper
KCooper
TugboatTommy
TugboatTommy 1 year

Amnesty International reported similar stuff when I was in Iraq. I can't speak for all, but I can say that I have personally witnessed Iraqi locals take weapons off of dead bodies and run like hell. They were doing this to make it appear like those killed were innocent civilians.

Tommy Hawkins
Tommy Hawkins 1 year

it is a terrible price and came directly from President Obama's thoughtless withdrawal that allowed IS to grow like a cancer.

IIZard
IIZard 1 year

"civilians"

Scruffy Stoat
Scruffy Stoat 1 year

So basically we spent a bunch of money, a bunch of people died, nothing changed, and the world is just as war torn and dangerous as before. Cool.

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