On Friday, the pro-opposition “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” activist group released an infographic claiming that 946 civilians had been killed and 1000 others had been injured as a result of US-led collation airstrikes since the beginning of Raqqa city battle on June 9.
The Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently also claimed that US-led collation warplanes had conducted 1267 airstrikes on targets in Raqqa city so far.
At least 30,000 civilians are still trapped inside Raqqa city, according to the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently infographic.
Meanwhile, local sources from Raqqa city claimed that US-led collation airstrikes had killed no less than 100 civilians in the last 72 hours. US-led collation warplanes allegedly conducted 53 airstrikes on Raqqa city in the last 48 hours.
“The US-led collation airstrike targeted a building in al-Tawsia’a district near Mwauia’a school, 23 civilians from al-Inizi family were killed among them 13 child, others were injured,” a local source told the US-based SkyNews network.
Separately, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claimed that its fighters evacuated more than 50 civilians from the ISIS-controlled al-Shahadat district in Raqqa city. Earlier, the SDF announced that it had formed trained groups to evacuate civilians from the ISIS-lhed area inside Raqqa city.
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The civilian death toll is expected to go higher. The Raqqa battle is far from being over as many SDF officials said before.