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Syrian monitor claims at least 25 civilians killed in airstrikes

Syrian monitor claims at least 25 civilians killed in airstrikes

Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that at least twenty-five civilians were killed and dozens wounded in airstrikes in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

The monitor said that it was not immediately able to determine who carried out Tuesday’s strikes.

It added that ISIL fighters had pushed Syrian government forces some 40 kilometers from Tabqa, an area west of Raqqa.

The ISIL-linked Aamaq news agency uploaded footage purporting to show ISIL in control of the nearby Thawra oil field.

Aamaq said the group seized a Syrian army checkpoint near a strategic junction leading to Raqqa city that Syrian government forces and their allies had previously seized.

Euronews