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Friday 22 September 2017

10 killed in strikes on IS city

A car purportedly damaged by US-led air strikes on Raqqa, Syria (Islamic State militant website via AP)
A car purportedly damaged by US-led air strikes on Raqqa, Syria (Islamic State militant website via AP)

A series of US-led coalition air strikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria has killed at least 10 militants and wounded many others.

The air strikes were confirmed by the coalition, Raqqa-based activists and the Islamic State group itself.

In a statement issued early today, the coalition said it had conducted 16 air strikes throughout Raqqa, destroying vital IS-controlled structures and transit routes in Syria.

An IS-affiliated militant website confirmed the strikes on the centre of the city. It said 10 people were killed and dozens wounded.

Activists reported hearing a series of loud explosions that shook Raqqa.

Raqqa is the de facto capital of the so-called Islamic caliphate declared a year ago by the Islamic State group in territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.

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