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UN: 'Staggering' civilian deaths in Raqqa offensive

Intensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by US-backed rebel forces on Raqqa, Syria, are causing a "staggering loss of civilian life", United Nations war crimes investigators have said.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a US-led coalition, began attacking Raqqa a week ago to take it from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).  Read more.

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