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Air strikes on Syria’s Raqa killed 40 civilians: Monitor

Air strikes on the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqa on Saturday killed 40 civilians, including children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

world Updated: Jan 17, 2016 18:00 IST
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Air raids on the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqa on Saturday killed 40 civilians.(AP)

Air strikes on the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqa on Saturday killed 40 civilians, including children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said on Sunday.

The Britain-based group said it was unclear if the strikes were carried out by regime or Russian planes, adding that eight children were among those killed.

First Published: Jan 17, 2016 18:00 IST