What happened in London was shocking. Obviously, the whole world has come together in solidarity with the people of London.
Social media is expressing grief, anger and the emotions they are going through with a furious speed.
— Leo Bruka (@leo_bruka) March 22, 2017
— Monica Zhang (@JEARTLONDON) March 23, 2017
I may be muslim but i’m British too.
I am against terrorism and idiots hijacking my religion for their own political gain.😢🙏🏻 #londonattack
— Anj Baig (@AnjPMG) March 22, 2017
But while the whole world has its focus on London, a US-led coalition air strike killed around 30 Syrian civilians in Raqqa the same day.
The air strike was one of the 19 conducted against Islamic State facilities in and around Raqqa.
US warplanes hit a school in Mansoura, a small village in Raqqa. They didn’t take note that civilians had taken refuge in the school.
The coalition said it had no information on whether the strike killed civilians but accepted that the strike did occur.
This is also not the first time that the coalition has been accused of the killing civilians in airstrikes.
Last week, 49 people were killed in a similar strike on a mosque in Al Jinah, a village in western Aleppo. US said that the target was a hideout of al-Qaeda operatives
A rights group, Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, has been keeping a watch on the civilian deaths due to the coalition strikes.
During the Obama rule, too, many civilians lost their lives in air strikes.