Syria: US Led Coalition Struck Raqqa Hospital With White Phosphorus

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The deputy director of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s branch in Raaqa said that US led coalition warplanes struck a hospital using white phosphorus on Thursday, according to Syrian media.

Red Crescent official Dina al-Asa’ad said that aircraft also released more than twenty conventional shells against the facility.

“The hospital was also shelled with more than 20 shells which targeted the electricity generators, ambulances and a number of departments inside the hospital,”  the Sana news agency reported citing al-Asa’ad.

Al-Asa’ad emphazided that there were no terrorists in the Raqqa hospital targeted by the US-led coalition.

Press TV reports:

The facility, she said, catered to the needs of more than 100,000 patients.

Al-Asa’ad also blamed the coalition, which has been bombing Syria-based targets since 2014, and the US-backed anti-Damascus so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for leading a “scorched earth” policy against the city, rather than trying to liberate it.

She said the coalition and the SDF had laid waste to all of the city’s schools, mosques, bakeries, its sugar factory, and governmental buildings.

‘Coalition kills 30 civilians’

Meanwhile, Syrian government sources said at least 30 people had been killed in the latest attacks by the coalition in Raqqah.

The latest toll brought to over 65 the total number of civilians killed by US aerial raids on Raqqah since the beginning of the week.

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