Warplanes bomb Islamic State bastion Raqqa in eastern Syria: residents, group

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Posted: Oct 22, 2015 3:04 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Warplanes bombed the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, stronghold of Islamic State insurgents, on Thursday, hitting some of the group's offices, residents and a monitor group said.

A resident in the city said there were at least 17 air strikes on the heart of Raqqa, and electricity had gone off in the city.

(Reporting by Mariam Karouny and Suleiman al-Khalidi; Editing by Mark Heinrich)