US-led strikes hit Islamic State 'capital', says monitor

People walk under a billboard erected by the Islamic State group in Raqa on November 2, 2014A wave of US-led air strikes have struck at least 30 targets around the Syrian city of Raqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State group, a monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes took place before midnight Saturday and hit 30 targets on the northern outskirts of Raqa. Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said the strikes had caused casualties but there was no immediate toll. The waves of hits was one of the larger actions carried out by the coalition, Abdel Rahman added.

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