Coalition strike 'kills 20 civilians' near IS-held Raqa

The Kurdish-Arab militia is advancing on the jihadists' de-facto Syrian capital of RaqaUS-backed forces pressed offensives on the Islamic State group’s strongholds in Syria and Iraq, as an air strike by the American-led coalition reportedly killed 20 civilians near the Syrian city of Raqa. Supported by coalition air raids, Iraqi forces have pushed into IS’s Mosul stronghold and a Kurdish-Arab militia alliance has been advancing on the jihadists’ de facto Syrian capital Raqa. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that a coalition strike overnight had hit the IS-held village of Al-Heisha, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Raqa.

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