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Tens of Civilians Killed, Injured in US-Led Coalition Attacks in Syria

Almost 50 civilians were killed or wounded in the US airstrikes and heavy fire of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Raqqa city.

The US fighter jets and the SDF artillery and missile units targeted Raqqa city, killing 18 civilians and injuring 30 more.

Deputy Head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent reported on Saturday that the US-led coalition warplanes targeted a state and a children’s hospital in the Eastern city of Raqqa with phosphorous bombs, killing at least 30 civilians.

Dina al-Assad reported that the warplanes carried out 20 combat sorties and targeted the hospital’s power generators, vehicles and wards.

She further said that the hospital was rendering medical services to over 100,000 population of Raqqa city, adding that ISIL was not present at all at the hospital.

In the meantime, Head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Fowaz al-Asaf announced that over 65 government facilities, including sugar company, were destroyed in the offensive of the US warplanes and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa.

Field sources reported that 30 civilians were killed and several more were wounded in the phosphorus bomb attacks on the state and children’s hospitals in Raqqa.

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