A Syrian activist group has claimed bombing Isis will not defeat the extremist group but instead “make the people suffer more”.
Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently, a campaigning group opposing Isis and the Assad regime, posted nine tweets in which they listed all the reason why bombing would fail to have contribute towards defeating the extremist organisation.
The tweets have been widely picked up and add to the growing concern ordinary Syrians may be inadvertently caught up in the aerial campaign.
However, a statement released following Britain’s first air strike against Isis in Syria noted the targeted area – Omar oil fields in an eastern Syrian province – was clear of civilians.
“Before our aircrew conducted their attacks, as is normal they used the aircraft’s advanced sensors to confirm that no civilians were in the proximity of the targets, who might be placed at risk.”
In a statement posted on Twitter, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn added he thought it was “almost inevitable” civilian deaths would be caused after the extension of the UK’s strikes against Isis to Syria.
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