Evidence shows coalition attacks on Syria's Raqqa broke law: Amnesty

Evidence shows coalition attacks on Syria's Raqqa broke law: Amnesty
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The US-led military campaign to oust the Islamic State group from the Syrian city of Raqa in 2017 killed hundreds of civilians in indiscriminate bombing, committing possible war crimes.

Amnesty International said that the military operation failed to take "adequate account" of civilians and the "precautions necessary to minimise harm" to them in the city, which IS had declared its de facto capital in Syria, the human rights group said in a report.

The report concluded "Coalition claims that its precision air campaign allowed it to bomb IS out of Raqa while causing very few civilian casualties do not stand up to scrutiny,". (Reuters)

 

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