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A Year On, Fog of War Not Lifting Over Deadly Raqqa Strikes

Expand Entrance to the Badia school that was struck by coalition aircraft on March 20, 2017.  © 2017 Ole Solvang/Human Rights Watch On March 20 of last year, an aircraft of the US-led coalition struck a boarding school in Mansourah, near Raqqa, Syria. The building was completely destroyed. What was hit and who died in this strike has been a subject of contention ever since. The coalition has maintained that the building was an Islamic State (also known as ISIS) intelligence headquarters and weapons storage facility where more than 30 ISIS militants typically stayed and that no civilians were…

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