Amnesty International: "al-Raqqa is destroyed after one year of crushing Islamic State."

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 12 أكتوبر، 2018 5:01:03 م خبر دوليعسكريإغاثي وإنساني التحالف الدولي في سوريا والعراق

Al-Raqqa - SMART

In a statement published on Friday, the Amnesty International said that the "destruction and human devastation" are still present in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria, a year after defeating the Islamic State (IS).

On his return from a field visit to al-Raqqa in Syria, Amnesty International’s new Secretary General Kumi Naidoo described the horrific destruction and utter human devastation he witnessed, one year the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) used massive firepower to drive the IS out of the city.

Naidoo said "what I saw in Raqqa shocked me to my core. The city is a shell – bombed-out buildings, very little running water or electricity, the stench of death hanging in the air. That anyone is still able to live there defies logic and stands as testimony to the remarkable resilience of the city’s civilians."

 “Attacks by the US-led coalition not only killed hundreds of civilians but also displaced tens of thousands, who are now returning to a city in ruins, while many others languish in camps," said Naidoo.
Earlier, Amnesty International said that the airstrikes and artillery bombings by the International Coalition on al-Raqqa killed thousands of civilians, which was considered "a breach of the International Humanitarian Law and could be classified as a war crime."

On Oct. 20, 2017, the US-backed SDF announced gaining total control of al-Raqqa after months of engaging with the IS in battles that killed and injured thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands. The Initial Correspondence Team pulled about 2147 dead bodies from under the city's rubble so far.

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