Air strikes kill 23 in Islamic State Syrian ‘capital’: Monitor
Warplanes pounded the Islamic State group’s de facto Syrian capital Raqa on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including 13 jihadists, a monitoring group said.
Warplanes have struck the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, Raqa, hard on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people including 13 jihadis, according to a prominent monitoring group.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that either the al-Assad regime or the Russian airforce was believed to have carried out the strikes.
“Thirteen members of the Islamic State group and 10 civilians were killed in at least 16 air raids on the group’s positions and premises in several parts of Raqa city,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.
He said the death toll was based on information from only one hospital in the area because of security restrictions and that the number of dead could be higher.