U.S.-led airstrikes on the northern Syria city of Raqqa killed at least 43 civilians, damaged a hospital, and damaged several businesses and government buildings over the weekend. These attacks are known as terrorist attacks in most of the world, but in the U.S. it is called fighting terrorism.
SANA said the victims lost their lives when the U.S.-led warplanes carried out several air raids at noon Saturday, targeting residential areas in Raqqa, according to Xinhuanet.
The U.S. coalition went on a spree of airstrikes targeting the residential areas in the city.
Dina Asa’ad, a Raqqa-based official in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, said white phosphorous bombs struck the National Hospital in Raqqa. The hospital serves over 100,000 people in the city.
“Over 20 bombs struck the hospital, which damaged the electricity generators, ambulances and several wards inside the hospital,” she was quoted as saying.
Asa’ad pointed out that there is no presence of the IS militants in the hospital.
“The attacks targeted schools and bakeries. Even the government institutions have been completely destroyed as well as the water wells in the city,” she said.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)