Russian Army General Staff: Situation in Raqqa is catastrophic

30.03.2018, Moscow.

The Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces’ General Staff, Colonel General Sergey Rudskoy, spoke about the catastrophic situation in the Syrian city of Raqqa on March 30, RIA Novosti reports.

Citing data from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Rudskoy said that 95 thousand people had returned to the city; however, only one hospital and birthing center was operating in it. He also noted that almost all infrastructure was destroyed, water supply was not functioning, and people had to take water from the Euphrates river, which increased the risk of epidemics.

Raqqa was cleared from terrorists by the “Syrian Democratic Forces” supported by the US. The US-led “international coalition” supported the operation with air strikes.

The Russian Ministry of Defense criticized the mass bombing strikes made by the coalition forces. The Spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov, compared Raqqa with Dresden after UK-US bombing in 1945.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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