Raqqa: Coalition forces violated international humanitarian law


The people and city of Raqqa in Syria have been left in ruins.

That from a new report from Amnesty International.

It says 30,000 artillery rounds were fired by US, British and French coalition forces and the Americans were responsible for more than 90% of the air strikes. It adds, the forces violated international humanitarian law and are potential war crimes. Benjamin Walsby, Amnesty International Middle East Researcher says:

“We don’t see any security or military reason why they can’t tell us the locations, the targets, and explosive waste dropped and if it’s true, that these strikes are all in complete compliance with international humanitarian law, then they’ve got nothing to hide, so why are they hiding the information. We want transparency. We also want accountability in the form of serious investigations”…

Read more : Euronews, 05.06.2018