The Spokesman for the Operation Inherent Resolve, Colonel Ryan Dillon, told the Russian state-run media outlet Sputnik that only 0.3% of munitions dropped by the coalition hit civilian targets.
“We only go after legitimate, lawful military targets, and every attempt is made to avoid civilian casualties,” he said according to Sputnik, adding that “out of all the munitions that we have dropped in three years, about less than 1 percent, or 0.3 percent of them have resulted in civilian casualties.”
Dillon said that the coalition is the only fighting force in Syria that expends an extraordinary amount of time and resources to avoid civilian casualties and said that ISIS is the only side responsible for the destruction of the Syrian city of Raqqa.
On October 22, the Russian Defense Ministry accused the US-led coalition of of wiping the city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” with carpet bombing in the same way the United States and the UK bombed Germany’s Dresden in 1945.
“Raqqa has inherited the fate of Dresden in 1945, wiped off the face of the earth by Anglo-American bombardments,” the defense ministry’s spokesman, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said.