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Syria: At Least 29 Civilians Die in U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes

HeadlineAug 17, 2017

In Syria, the journalistic monitoring group Airwars reports U.S.-led airstrikes on Raqqa killed at least 29 civilians and wounded scores of others Tuesday and Wednesday. Among the dead were three children—Marwa, Mariam and Ahmad Mazen Shehab—who were killed along with their mother. The latest civilian deaths came as displaced residents at a camp north of Raqqa said extreme summer heat and a lack of resources were making life unbearable. This is Yousef Faddawi, who fled Raqqa with his family.

Yousef Faddawi: “We get aid packages once a month, and 90 percent of the people are selling the packages in order to survive. With regards to healthcare, it is very bad. If someone is bitten by a snake or a scorpion, they must go to Kobani or Tal Abyad, and they might even die on the way. There is no first aid here at all.”

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