Syria demands US-led coalition exposed its crimes in Raqqa

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Syria demands US-led coalition exposed its crimes in Raqqa

This picture taken on October 16, 2017 by The Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, a US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows a Syrian Democratic Forces SDF fighter, waved his Kurdish party flag at the front line, where they fight Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria. DAMASCUS It's time to expose the US-led coalition's crimes in killing thousands of civilians in Syria's northern province of Raqqa by airstrikes and shelling, the Syrian foreign ministry said on Monday night.

In a statement, the ministry said that the US-led coalition must be held accountable for the war crimes committed in Raqqa, the former de-facto capital of the Islamic State in 2017.

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The US military operation launched by the coalition forces on Raqqa between June and October 2017 resulted in the almost complete destruction of the city and the extermination of thousands of civilians whose bodies were buried under the rubble, the statement said.

It said such practices are some of the most heinous crimes that deserve more attention from the international community.

The ministry said that the United States and its allies perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity, and the extent of damage to infrastructure, private and public properties, and the number of casualties.

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This Sept 5, 2017 shows smoke billowing out of the western al-Daraiya neighborhood of the embattled northern Syrian city of Raqqa after a coalition air strike. DELIL SOULEIMAN AFP Syria reserves the right to hold governments of states that were involved in the US-led coalitions the political, moral and legal responsibility for the crimes perpetrated by the military forces and the damage to private and public properties, it said.