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Syria Condemns U.S.-Led Coalition Strikes on Raqqa City

Foreign Ministry says alliance's warplanes killed 43 civilians in the ISIS-held northern city, state media reports
Syria Condemns U.S.-Led Coalition Strikes on Raqqa City

The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned the U.S.-led coalition's repeated illegal airstrikes in Syria.

In a statement to the United Nations, the ministry said the alliance committed a heinous crime in Raqqa city on Friday which claimed the lives of over 43 civilians, comparing the massacre to the crimes committed against civilians by the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization.

It added that the coalition’s strikes have targeted Syrian infrastructure, including bridges, oil and gas wells, dams, electricity and water plants, and public and private property.

The ministry said that these strikes reveal the coalition’s real aims are in contradiction with its claims of fighting ISIS and other terror groups, demanding that member states stop violating international law and cease breaching Syria’s sovereignty and independence.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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