Syria raids on jihadist bastion kill 53, mostly civilians: NGO

An image made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Raqa on July 25, 2014, allegedly shows members of the Islamic state militant group raising their flag over a building belonging to a Syrian army base in the northern city of RaqaSyrian air strikes against the northern jihadist bastion of Raqa on Saturday killed 53 people, a monitor said, updating an earlier toll and adding that at least 31 of the dead were civilians. “We have documented the deaths of 31 civilians, among them five women and three children, in Raqa and its surroundings,” said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman. Another 15 jihadists were confirmed dead in a string of eight air strikes, as well as seven other unidentified people. Eight of the civilian victims were from one family, said Abdel Rahman.

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