The Guardian: The British Air Force has killed 29 civilians in Syria and Iraq in two years

London,SANA- The Guardian newspaper revealed the involvement of British forces in killing a number of civilians in nine air strikes launched by the British Air Force in Iraq and Syria between 2016 and 2018.

The newspaper stated that an independent analysis concluded that 29 civilians were killed in nine air strikes launched by the British Air Force in Syria and Iraq between 2016 and 2018, indicating that in the worst incidents, 12 civilians were killed in an American strike on Raqqa in 2017, while a raid resulted in A British Royal Air Force drone killed at least four members of one family in Albukamal, Syria, in 2016.

A previous investigation conducted by the Guardian newspaper, during the same period covered by the analysis, spoke of six air raids by the British Royal Air Force in Mosul, Iraq, which resulted in civilian casualties.

Recent data also revealed British bombing in Syria under the pretext of contributing to the so-called war against Daesh organization .

The British Air Force claimed that it had caused the death of only one civilian by bombing what it described as a “group of terrorists” in a car in the Euphrates Valley in Syria in 2018, amid claims at the time that the United States had acknowledged that 1,437 civilians were killed “unintentionally,” according to its claim, in 35,000 raids.

Since its establishment by Washington and its partners, the “international coalition” has attacked villages, cities, and towns many times in Deir Ezzor, Raqqa, and Al-Hasakah and its countryside, which led to the deaths of thousands of civilians, most of them children and women, in addition to the destruction of bridges on the Euphrates River, homes, properties, infrastructure.

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