U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes on Raqqa Kill 12 Civilians

Warplanes struck area on the Euphrates River where civilians were trying to escape the ISIS-held city, government media reports

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Monday killed 12 civilians, including women and children, as they attempted to leave the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa.

Local and media sources said that the coalition warplanes hit an area of boats gathering on the northern bank of the Euphrates River where a number of civilians were attempting to flee with their families from the southern neighborhoods of the city.

Last Saturday, at least 43 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes that targeted a residential building in Raqqa. Most of those killed were women and children.

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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