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24th August 2017, 00:01:04 UTC

Thousands of civilians trapped in al-Raqqa, northern Syria, are coming under fire from all sides as the battle for control of the city enters its final stage, Amnesty International said following an in-depth investigation. The warring parties must prioritise protecting them from hostilities and creating safe ways for civilians to flee the frontline. In a report released today, the organisation documents how hundreds of civilians have been killed and injured since an offensive began in June to recapture the “capital” and main stronghold of the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS).

Read the report