COALITION AIRSTRIKES IN RAQQA KILLED AT LEAST 1,600 CIVILIANS, MORE THAN 10 TIMES U.S. TALLY, REPORT FINDS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

COALITION AIRSTRIKES IN RAQQA KILLED AT LEAST 1,600 CIVILIANS, MORE THAN 10 TIMES U.S. TALLY, REPORT FINDS

Mohannad al-Tadfi is one of more than 400 witnesses or survivors interviewed by Amnesty International, which, along with the monitoring group Airwars, released their most comprehensive report Thursday on the coalition’s air and artillery campaign during the four-month offensive to retake the city in 2017.

The groups found that coalition strikes killed at least 1,600 civilians. Amnesty researchers in Syria were able to directly verify 641 of those deaths and said there were “very strong, multiple source reports” for the rest. The groups were able to collect the names of more than 1,000 civilians killed.

The findings, published along with an interactive database based on two years of on-the-ground investigations, provide the most methodical estimate to date of the death toll from coalition bombing, even as Pentagon officials continue to downplay the damage of the U.S.-led air campaign.

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