Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Coalition Airstrike Kills Over 33 Syrian Civilians; Bombed School Raqqa Residents Used as Shelter

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said today (March 22, 2017) that the U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) bombed a school being used as a shelter, killing at least 33 civilians, according to the UPI website.

The airstrike hit the school being used to shelter internally displaced persons yesterday in the village of al-Mansoura in the western Raqqa Governorate countryside.

The SOHR said one of its activists witnessed 33 bodies being pulled out of the destroyed school's rubble before IS militants sealed off the area. More dead bodies are believed to be in the rubble.

"The massacres committed by U.S.-led coalition in Raqqa are unacceptable," the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) said in a statement. "The international community must intervene to stop this."

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