The Friday airstrikes of the US-led Coalition have completely destroyed a hospital in the Syrian city of Hajin in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province, Ikhbariya broadcaster reported.

SANA and the Ikhbariya broadcaster reported earlier on Friday that eight more civilians were killed in recent airstrikes on Hajin. All of the killed civilians were reportedly members of one family.

The US-led coalition regularly carries out airstrikes in eastern Deir ez-Zor province, and has recently been concentrating its air power on Hajin.

According to the Wednesday US-led Coalition press release, all strikes were carried out near Hajin and destroyed supply routes, vehicles, fighting positions, as well as tunnels and buildings.
On Saturday, the SANA news agency reported that the coalition’s airstrikes hit the al-Buqa village near the town of Hajin in the province of Deir ez-Zor leaving 40 civilians dead.
The coalition’s spokesman Col. Sean Ryan told Sputnik that the coalition had conducted strikes in the area, which, however, did not result in any civilian casualties.
The coalition’s activities in Syria are authorized neither by the Syrian government, nor by the UN Security Council.
Source: Sputnik
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FairsFair
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What? The Americans want to repeat what they did in al Raqqa and basically flatten the city with all inhabitants, civilians or foreign-backed jihadis, inside the buildings?

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Stern Daler

FairsFair, “What”.
Less costly in blood to the attacker. Face it – the people staying have been giving themselves as meat shields to the IS. It was their own choice – thus they are not just poor innocent civilians but they are Jiahdi cattle (cash cows) if not Jiahdi themselves.

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FairsFair

You do realize that those foreign-backed head-choppers and liver-eaters don’t allow freedom of movement by civilians. The fact that they are used as human-shields is a matter of coercion and not choice.

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@FairsFair, in their dead throws they do not. Before that people could move around for all the time.It came at at cost…

Do You realize that?

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Karel Vd Geest

Such willfully incomplete and theregore misleading reporting. It is well known the hospital was evacuated by IS a week ago and used as a firebase thereafter, a warcrime. AMN must know this as it reported NO civilians killed there.

In case of flattening a hospital in use, it would have resulted in very many deaths.

Shame on AMN.

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Karel Vd Geest

Pity AMN readers find it either hard to handle truth or different insights. Maybe that is one of the reasons for the ugliness of this war, nobody is open to different views and have a very narrow understanding if events as a result of only reading biased info.

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@Karel, right, AMN starts to sound like the MSM whining about “hospitals” destructions.

I well remember that crocodile tears of MSM about the flattened “hidden”hospitals and other self claimed “hospitals” when the same things happened in Aleppo, Ghouta and so on – and SAA was slandered as culprit.

Hospitals are only protected when certain basis conditions are met. Period.

p.s. Except that Syria can perhaps complain about the costs of the damages of the infra structure.

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Karel Vd Geest

The more so as it seems more and more likely they will have to pay for most of the damages themselves.

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@Karel, yes since it seems that the US only occupy but do not pay in the aftermath of the fighting.

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Karel Vd Geest

They are paying some into reconstruction of Raqqah, mostly rebuilding infrastructure. They trained a small military engineering corps, now rebuilding small bridges but working up to rebuild the larger bridges, to reintegrate people and economy.

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@Karel, officially they cut payments AFAIR. The foreign trained small military engineering corps are natives doing it with local resources.

p.s. But that is efficient. Germany was build up by the natives.

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AMN starts to sound like the MSM whining about hospitals’ destructions.

Hospitals are only protected by the conventions of war if they are not used for other purposes. All Jihadi fractions have a track record of breaking the conditions that are the prerequirement for a protection.

So: It is a war crime to destroy a hospital that meets the conditions.
But it is a war crime also to abuse a hospital. After that it is legal to destroy.

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Cyriak Papasissis

AMN in fact keeps the destruction of the hospital and the death of the genocided family well apart. Both are true statements , at different instances in the same town , Hajin . If you read carefully, AMN does not claim the instance was one and the same. As a matter of fact , the US systematically destroys infrastructure , bridges , power stations , gas field installations etc., whatever the jihadis did not manage to destroy. The same strategy they followed in Iraq , as early as 1991 , in the first Gulf war. Later , in 1994, high… Read more »

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@Cyriak Papasissis, I did not mention the family’s death. I commented on the fact that hospitals are only protected if certain conditions are met. In this case the hospital was in IS use as military installation. Someone that remembered commented on that.

The US often destroy so that their firms can make a buck building all up again. They have capable media control ever since WW I that covers up their war crimes and points fingers on others.