UN: Catastrophic situation in Raqqa city, 80% of its buildings destroyed

 SANA– The United Nations confirmed that Raqqa city is living in tragic conditions, noting that 70 to 80 % of its buildings were devastated.

“The UN assessment mission visited Raqqa city on April 1 to assess the humanitarian situation there clarified that there are large quantities of unexploded ordnance and mines ,” Tass news agency quoted UN Assistant Secretary General Ersola Muller as saying in a report submitted to UN Security Council session Wednesday.

“ Remarkable damage was caused to infrastructure in the city, which suffers the lack of basic public services.” Muller said.

She added:“ An estimated 70-80 percent of all buildings inside Raqqa city are destroyed or damaged,” pointing out that every week, there have been  scores casualties reported due to the explosion of mines and shells.

Hundreds of victims and tens of thousands of displaced civilians are the result of the systematic destruction of Raqqa city by the so-called US-led international coalition allegedly formed to fight Daesh terrorist organization in Syria in general and in Raqqa in particular.

During a UN Security Council session held a week ago for discussing humanitarian situation in Raqqa, Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the US-led “international coalition” had completely destroyed Raqqa city under the pretext of fighting Daesh terrorists.

He said that true “achievements” of the so-called international coalition were killing thousands of innocent civilians using the dirtiest kinds of weapons and destroying the Syrian infrastructure, including dams, bridges, hospitals, schools, and developmental facilities and economic resources.