According to the details, 43 people were killed and several others injured when the US-led warplanes carried out several air raids, targeting residential areas in Raqqa. This comes hours after seven children were killed in Raqqa on Friday.
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.
Sources 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.” The hospital serves over 100,000 people in the city.
The sources said that the attacks targeted schools and bakeries. Even the government institutions have been completely destroyed as well as the water wells in the city.
Fawaz Assaf, the head of SARC in Raqqa, said the US-led coalition and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are jointly fighting IS in Raqqa, are implementing the “scorched land” tactic.
Over 65 governmental institutions and buildings have been completely obliterated, he said, adding that the sugar factory is the most important of those destroyed establishments.
He added that the shelling and airstrikes hit the schools, banks, marketplaces, and bakeries, noting that the streets have become empty of buyers. The Syria Foreign Ministry has urged the UN to dissolve the US-led coalition, which started its operations in Syria in 2014.