A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces stands amidst the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)
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Anyone with access to the internet will soon be able to help investigate potential war crimes caused by the U.S.-led coalition's bombing of Raqqa during its campaign to retake the city from Daesh (ISIS) last year.Amnesty International, in partnership with Airwars, wants to mobilize online volunteers from around the world to help its ongoing investigation into the true scale of the destruction of the city and the number of civilian casualties caused by coalition airstrikes. In an earlier phase of Amnesty's investigation inside Raqqa, the group provided new evidence that it said compelled the coalition to acknowledge the death of over 70 civilians. In total, the coalition has acknowledged 104 civilian deaths during last year's campaign, but Amnesty believes the toll is much higher. The coalition, Amnesty argues, were aware of Daesh's modus operandi and should have done more to ensure that civilians were not caught in the deadly crossfire.
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