The Government Forces Targeted Residential Areas in ISIS-controlled Areas

Two consecutive massacres in Al Raqqa

massacres in Al Raqqa

I- Introduction
In this report we document the perpetration of the governmental forces of two massacres in Al Raqqa on 18 and 19 March, 2016 where the team of SNHR communicated with a number of the inhabitants of the town and eyewitnesses, who were rescued and with activists of the local media, we offer in this report two testimonies in addition to photos and videos that we assure its credibility. We also explained to the witnesses the aim of the interviews, and received their consent to the use of the information provided in this report. We reserve the copies of all videos, pictures, mentioned in this report.

Investigations proved in the present report that the targeted areas were civilian areas where there is no military or weapons stores belonging to the armed opposition or extremist Islamic groups during the attack or even before.
The contents in the present report represent the minimum that we have managed to document regarding the size of the seriousness of the violation that happened, and does not include the talk about the social, economical, and psychological.

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