The US demolished Raqqa when they 'liberated' it. Who will rebuild it? | Molly Crabapple

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A recent Amnesty International report makes clear the cost of America’s ‘war of annihilation’ against Isis

Earlier this month, Amnesty International released a report proving that the US-led coalition had committed war crimes in their final push to oust Isis from their capital in Raqqa. Amnesty’s report is harrowing. Thirty-nine members of a single family killed. A father listening to the pleas of his children, buried under rubble, as they slowly died of thirst. A city destroyed. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of civilians dead, not the 21 the US military so risibly claimed.

Unsurprisingly, it barely made a blip in the US media. Once, Isis stalked American nightmares. “Bomb Isis,” Americans demanded. Now, America’s moved on, with little care for the ruins those bombings left.

Related: ‘Precision’ airstrikes kill civilians. In Raqqa we saw the devastation for ourselves | Donatella Rovera and Benjamin Walsby

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