Raqqa, SANA – A new attack launched by the US-led coalition on residential areas in the northern Raqqa province on Thursday caused a massacre, leaving dozens of civilians dead or injured.
Local and media sources said the coalition’s warplanes carried out intensive sorties targeting residential buildings in al-Msheirfeh area north of Raqqa, killing 20 people and injuring others.
The attack left a trail of destruction in the site.
According to the sources, the death toll is expected to rise as there are critical cases among the injured.
Previous attacks by the US-led coalition, which claims to be fighting ISIS terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq since its establishment in August 2014, have caused several massacres in the areas of Manbej, al-Ghandoura, Toukhan al-Kubra and Dabeq in the northern countryside of Aleppo province and in al-Bukamal in eastern Deir Ezzor province and in a number of areas in the city and countryside of Raqqa.
Hundreds of civilians were killed or injured in to those attacks.
Moscow condemns the attack
The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the airstrikes conducted by the US-led coalition against civilian targets in the northern parts of Raqqa province, saying they are “unacceptable”.
“These reports cause deep concern. Air and missile strikes that result in deaths and suffering of peaceful Syrians are unacceptable and deserve decisive condemnation. The suffering of civilian population must be stopped,” the Ministry said in a statement quoted by Russian media.
The Russian Foreign Ministry added that it is hard to understand statements about “errors” and “negligence” from those whose military operation in Syria had not been requested by the country’s legitimate authorities.