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Amnesty International recently released a report documenting horrific acts committed by U.S. and allied forces in Raqqa, Syria. From the period of June to October of 2017, upwards of 1,600 civilians were massacred by indiscriminate aerial bombing,

The report is titled, “Rhetoric Versus Reality in the War in Raqqa. Central to the report is the fact that in their pursuit of ousting the Islamic State, the U.S. and its allies wiped out entire families. All the while, the U.S. denies its role and the extent of the loss of life as a result of their aerial attacks.

Khury Petersen-Smith, the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, joined Rising Up With Sonali to discuss the new report, the ‘war on terror,’ and how the sale of U.S. weapons enables wars and atrocities across the globe.

Watch the original interview at Rising Up With Sonali.

Khury Petersen-Smith is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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