US airstrike in Syria kills 43 civilians

US airstrike in Syria kills 43 civilians
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Damascus: At least 43 civilians were killed on Saturday by a fresh round of US-led airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa, state news agency SANA reported.

SANA said the victims lost their lives when the US-led warplanes carried out several air raids, targeting residential areas in Raqqa, Xinhua reported.

This comes hours after seven children were killed in Raqqa on Friday.

SANA said the US coalition went on a spree of airstrikes targeting the residential areas in the city.

Meanwhile, Dina Asa`ad, a Raqqa-based official in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), said the coalition carried out an attack on Thursday evening on Raqqa with white phosphorous.

In remarks carried by SANA, Asa`ad said the white phosphorous bombs struck the National Hospital in Raqqa.

"Over 20 bombs struck the hospital, which damaged the electricity generators, ambulances and several wards inside the hospital," she was quoted as saying.

The hospital serves over 100,000 people in the city, she noted.

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