DAMASCUS – At least 14 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed and several others wounded in the northeastern Syrian city of Raqqa, after Russian fighter jets conducted airstrikes on the group’s positions on Tuesday, activists reported.
“Russian warplanes bombed the city of Raqqa with several airstrikes on Tuesday, killing 14 ISIS militants and wounding more than ten others,” media activist Ahmed al-Khateeb told ARA News in Raqqa.
“Also, eight civilians lost their lives in the strikes, which hit a residential building located next to one of the ISIS centers in the city,” al-Khateeb added.
A medical source in Raqqa said that the wounded members of ISIS were transferred to the city’s main hospital for treatment.
“Some of them are in critical conditions. The death toll may raise in the coming hours, as more victims are believed to be stranded under the rabble,” the source told ARA News on the condition of anonymity.
The city of Raqqa and large parts of its countryside fell to ISIS in January 2014. Since then, Raqqa has become the de facto capital of the extremist group in Syria.
Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi
Source: ARA News
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