The Euphrates River swallows dozens of civilians fleeing IS-held areas

Eldorar Alshamia Editor | 9 April, 2017

ElDorar AlShamia:

A boat carrying civilians drowned in the Euphrates River Saturday afternoon during an attempt to cross from the IS group-held areas into the areas controlled by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The boat carried about 40 civilians, including women and children, but it drowned in the area between Shuaib al-Ziker and al-Jazira. Seven bodies of children and women were found, while the fate of the others remains unknown, according to media sources

The media campaign of  “Raqqa silently slaughtered”  reported that the boat was carrying civilians from the village of Dabsi Faraj, but it drowned as a result of air strikes from the International Coalition. A mother and six of her sons were found.

The international coalition committed a terrible massacre in the town of “East Hneida” west of Raqqa, killing 15 people, media sources confirmed.

It should be noted that the city of Raqqa and the rest of the countryside are subjected daily to air raids from the coalition and artillery shelling of the Syrian Democratic Forces coincided with the approach of a complete siege on them.