Death toll from Raqqa air strikes in Syria reaches 39 - Syrian Observatory

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Posted: Mar 19, 2016 8:10 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll from a series of air strikes carried out by Syrian or Russia warplanes over the city of Raqqa on Saturday reached at least 39 people, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

Dozens more were wounded in the air raids on the town which is Islamic State's de facto capital in northern Syria, it said.

(Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Greg Mahlich)