At least 50 civilians were killed in airstrikes launched by Syrian regime warplanes on the city of Ar-Raqqah today. These strikes came as part of a campaign the Syrian regime began almost two weeks ago, following a year of silence from the regime after ISIS had controlled the area.
The city was subjected to at least eight airstrikes, the first at 9:51 in the morning. The rest of the airstrikes came at the following times:
1- The first and second targeted the al-Andalus bakery in Tal al-Abyad street.
2- The third airstrike targeted the corner of the al-Sharaka Mosque
3- The fourth targeted a building which was previously used for garage and technical services
4- The fifth and sixth strike was close to the area of al-Sawami’
5- The seventh targeted the area of al-Dar’iah close to the Amn al-Dawlah roundabout
6- The eighth airstrike targeted the electric power plant at al-Faroosiah
The two strikes which hit the Andalus Bakery killed at least 50 victims. Approximately 40 were injured.
Cars belonging to ISIS transported injured soldiers from the organisation that had been present at the scene, whereas the rest of the injured and victims were left without any help.
The Red Crescent clarified that it transported more than 15 victims and many of the injured to a number of hospitals within Ar-Raqqah.
The strike on the al-Bayaatira District close to the Mosque also led to wide scale destruction within civilian homes.