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Initial Response Team retrieve bodies from al-Raqqa

Editing: Mohamad Alaa |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Rose Kajo
Publication date: 2018/12/11 18:26


Al-Raqqa - SMART

On Tuesday, the Initial Response Team (IRT) of the al-Raqqa local council retrieved eight bodies in the al-Raqqa city, Northeast Syria.

IRT forensic expert told SMART that the bodies retrieved of a cemetery in the al-Panorama neighborhood and transferred to the martyr's cemetery of the al-Raqqa city, The IRT was unable to identify anybody

The IRT continues to retrieve bodies from mass graves and destroyed buildings in al-Raqqa. The IRT has retrieved 2,620 bodies in the past nine months.

Activists hold the International Coalition, which is led by the United States and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), responsible for killing hundreds of civilians in al-Raqqa. The International Coalition and the SDF bombed al-Raqqa during battles against the Islamic State (IS). The landmines and explosive devices left behind by the IS also killed many civilians in al-Raqqa.