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US-Led Coalition’s Airstrikes Destroy Water Supply System in Raqqa

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The US-led coalition’s air power has destroyed a water supply system in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

US-Led Coalition's Airstrikes Destroy Water Supply System in Raqqa

Photo: US Air Force / Master Sgt. Ralph Hallmon / AP

On Thursday, a water supply system in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is considered to be the capital of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the country, was destroyed by a series of airstrikes, carried out by the US-led coalition on two bridges over the Euphrates River, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Friday. Reportedly, the northern and southern parts of the city were connected only by these bridges.

Earlier in January, a number of media reported that fighter jets of the US-led coalition have been targeting Syria’s infrastructures that were abandoned by IS terrorists.

Earlier this year, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said that Syrian infrastructure has been systematically bombed by the US-led coalition’s air power since 2012, while its aircraft have not been targeting oil facilities of the IS.

“Outgoing CIA head John Brennan is well aware of the fact that long before the start of the Russian campaign, the international coalition has been systematically destroying Syria’s economic infrastructure to weaken the legitimate government as much as possible, heedless of burdens for civilians resulting in millions of refugees,” Konashenkov said.

“Surprisingly, the coalition has not attacked oil facilities captured by ISIL, which allowed the terrorists to make tens of millions of dollars per month through illicit oil trade and recruit mercenaries from all over the world,” he added.

“Sooner or later one will be held accountable for it. That is why Brennan’s attempt to cushion the blow will hardly help. John Brennan is well aware of the real results of Russia’s actions in Syria,” Konashenkov concluded.

The statement was made after chief of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), John Brennan, accused Moscow of using “scorched-earth” policy in Syria.

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