The U.S.-led coalition’s Air Force conducted air strikes on targeted the town of Kdairan east of Raqqa. According to our sources, the air raid resulted in the death of 15 citizens.
This is not the first time when in the framework of the operation for the liberation of Raqqa, air strikes conducted by the U.S. Air Force and its allies led to a great number of civilians instead of ISIS terrorists. Earlier, in March of this year, the coalition’s aircrafts struck the school, resulting in the death of 33 people, including 24 children.
It should be mentioned that the U.S. marines and Special Forces units, which were transferred to Syria from neighboring Iraq, are participating in the battles for the liberation of Raqqa.
Many experts believe that this operation may continue for several months and become a repeat of the scenario of the Iraqi Mosul. Indiscriminate air strikes of the coalition lead only to a ruined city, thousands of dead and wounded.
Turkey’s refusal to participate in the upcoming campaign for the liberation of the city also indicates that the operation in Raqqa will take a prolonged character. Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, citied insurmountable differences with the U.S. regarding the involvement of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
Obviously, this time the coalition command does not intend to minimize casualties among civilians, and will continue to inflict indiscriminate air strikes on civilian objects and residential areas in Raqqa.