Civilians die as U.S strike IS

No less than 42 civilians were killed on Monday in an air strike led by the U.S on Islamic State group territory in the Syrian city of Raqa.

19 children and 12 women were among those killed by the raid.

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167 civilians have been killed in coalition strikes since August 14.

“The tolls are high because the air strikes are hitting neighbourhoods in the city centre that are densely packed with civilians,” said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.

The US-led coalition, which operates in both Syria and neighbouring Iraq, says it takes all possible measures to avoid civilian casualties.

But how many measures are taken?

We hear this kind of news every now and then, but it doesn’t mean it’s any less of a problem.

I know that terrorism is a reality of life today, but how many innocents must go with just one radical?

These strikes paint a grim world, filled with violence and blood and destruction.

These strikes paint hell.

 

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