Russia: US-led coalition wiped Raqqa ‘off the face of the earth’ with bombing campaign - http://thematterofinformation.com |October 22, 2017 12:31 pm
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Konashenkov questioned what was behind the “rush” by Western capitals to “provide targeted financial help only to Raqqa,” according to the news service.
“There’s only one explanation – the desire to cover up evidence of the barbaric bombardments by the U.S. air force and the coalition as fast as possible and to bury the thousands of civilians ‘liberated’ from Islamic State in the ruins,” he said.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Silo called the liberation a “historic victory” over ISIS. Silo said at a ceremony to celebrate the city’s recapture that ISIS suffered a “brutal” defeat.
The SDF, a U.S.-backed mix of Kurdish and Arab fighters, has spent the last four months taking back the city block by block.