Tag Archives: Raqqa

US-Coalition Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians In Syria Last Month By
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has issued a report today covering the civilian death toll of US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria over the past month, from May 23 to June 23, reporting at least 472 civilians, the largest...
U.S. Coalition Cleansing Raqqa Of Arabs To Expand Kurdish “Autonomous Region” By
DAMASCUS (Analysis) — Last year, U.S.-backed Kurdish militias active in northern Syria took advantage of the chaos caused by the nation’s ongoing conflict and declared the parts of Syria under their control to be a federal “autonomous region.”  The move ignored...
Russia Says ‘US Warplanes Now Legitimate Targets’ After US Downs Syrian Jet By
In what is being characterized as an act sure to further escalate already alarming tensions between the United States, Syria, and Russia, an American fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane over Raqqa on Sunday, prompting Moscow to cut off its deconfliction channel with...
US Coalition Shoots Down Syrian Jet Targeting ISIS Covoy By
The US-led, so-called anti-terrorist coalition has reportedly shot down a Syrian government forces aircraft. Reuters reports the Syrian Arab Army announced that the aircraft was brought down in the southern Raqqa countryside, while it was engaging a fleeing ISIS convoy....
Russia Announces It May Have Killed ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi By
The Russian military announced on Friday that they may have killed the leader of the Islamic State Group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after an airstrike destroyed a meeting at which the terrorist group leader was believed to be in attendance, although official confirmation has...
UN: US-Coalition Forces Killed 300 Civilians Since Last Week By
According to a U.N. Commission of Inquiry tasked with investigating violations of international war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria, the intensification of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition has led to a “staggering loss of civilian life,” the Guardian...
NZ General: US-Coalition Used White Phosphorus During Sieges Of Mosul, Raqqa By
Earlier this month, multiple reports surfaced of US-led coalition forces in Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria, using the incendiary chemical weapon, white phosphorus, on civilians. For over a week, the US government and the coalition at large have remained silent on the issue...
Russia: US Coalition Providing Safe Corridors For ISIS To Flee Raqqa By
MOSCOW  — The Russian military has accused the U.S.-led coalition in Syria of providing safe corridors for the Islamic State group to leave the area around its stronghold of Raqqa. Col. Gen. Sergei Surovikin, the commander of Russian forces in Syria, said earlier...
U.S.-Backed Rebels Enter Raqqa, Division Of Syria To Be Pushed After Victory By
MINNEAPOLIS– In what some speculate may be the beginning of the end for Daesh (ISIS), the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered Raqqa – Daesh’s Syrian stronghold – for the first time on Tuesday. SDF commander Rojda Felat told the AFP news agency...
At Least 3,800 Civilians Killed By US-Coalition Attacks In Iraq, Syria Since 2014 By
With its latest official declaration estimating the number of innocent people killed by airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military has admitted killing 484 civilians since beginning a bombing campaign and ground operations to unseat the Islamic State (ISIS) from...