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The use of phosphorous bombs in airstrikes on Syria’s raqqa: conflicting information

Saturday, August 5, the Syrian state Agency SANA with reference to the Deputy head of the local branch of the «red Crescent» Dina al-Asaad said that last Thursday, the international coalition led by the US launched an airstrike phosphorus bombs on the hospital in raqqa. The report reveals that it was dropped more than 20 such bombs-the goal of air strikes were power generators, ambulances and offices inside the hospital. On the dead or wounded was not reported. It is emphasized that in hospital there were no militants of the «Islamic state».

Soon this information was the main Russian state news Agency RIA Novosti that the source is indicated Agency SANA.

Meanwhile, back to the Syrian Agency, early on the morning of August 5, the same information was published by the Arabic edition of the Russian TV channel Russia Today and RIA Novosti is included in the international media «Russia today».

Note that the U.S. defense Department this information has not commented. International agencies and independent monitoring groups, the fact of the coalition air strikes with the use of phosphorous bombs on the hospital in raqqa is not confirmed.

Noteworthy is the fact that the Turkish online edition of Daily Sabah in a message on the occasion of air strikes on targets in raqqa claims that the phosphorus bombs used by the coalition under US leadership, and the Russian air force. However, they say that the Americans have inflicted such a blow to the hospital in raqqa on Wednesday and refer to the group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS).

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The use of phosphorous bombs in airstrikes on Syria’s raqqa: conflicting information 05.08.2017

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