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Pentagon Declines to Comment on Death of Civilians in Raqqa

The official representative of the United States Department of Defense Adrian Rankine-Galloway neither confirmed nor denied the information concerning the death of civilians in the Syrian city of Raqqa as a result of another air strike by the international coalition.
He also added that in cases when the U.S. receive such reports of incidents, the country conduct the investigation.
It should be mentioned, that on August 22, a number of media reported that the aircrafts of the coalition fired rockets at Al-Sakhani and Al-Bado alleys and
Al-Tawasuaeh neighborhood in Raqqa city, 78 people killed.
The UN expressed deep concern about the situation. So, the official representative of the Secretary General Stefan Dujarric noted that the International Organization condemns any attack aimed at civilians or urban infrastructure.
He also provided data from humanitarian organizations that, on August 20, more than 30 people became victims of attacks by international coalition in Raqqa. Another 8 displaced people (members of the same family) were killed during another shelling from the air. “Such incidents indicate the deplorable situation in the areas covered by the fighting,” Dujarric added.
The UN official noted, that there are still more 25,000 civilians in the ISIS-held Raqqa, urging the parties to the conflict to take all necessary measures to protect civilians.
Thus, the United States and its allies once again have showed true attitude to the fate of Syrians . For Washington, the dead Syrians are just another figure, which means nothing.


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