Counting civilian deaths in Raqqa

April 25, 2019

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A man is shown walking through the rubble of a destroyed building in Syria.

Workers search for bodies still trapped under mounds of debris in Raqqa, Syria, 2018.

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Aboud Hamam/Reuters

A study released on Thursday counted more than 1,600 civilian deaths from US-led coalition air strikes and artillery in the city of Raqqa, Syria. We get a reality check on the US military's claims that it always takes precautions to avoid unnecessary civilian deaths. Also, going from drought to flooding in Iran in just a few days. Plus, how democratic are referendums like Brexit?

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