U.S. and Syrian warplanes launch simultaneous strikes against ISIS in Raqqa

ARA News

Raqqa, Syria – On Tuesday, Syrian warplanes bombed locations of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIL) in the city of Raqqa, northeastern Syria, local activists reported.

The Syrian raids were followed by several airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes against the IS headquarters in the city.

Speaking to ARA News in Raqqa, media activist Anas Raqawi reported that U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes conducted nearly 10 air strikes in less than twenty minutes on Tuesday afternoon.

“The strikes targeted IS-held checkpoints in the Kasrat and Talaa Camp, which are considered the main IS headquarters in Raqqa city,” the source said. 

“Ambulances rushed to the area to transfer the IS wounded and the dead bodies to the hospitals,” he added.

ARA News could not verify the number of casualties.

The source pointed out that the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes bombed the same areas as the Syrian air force.

Local sources reported that the coalition’s warplanes have been flying over Raqqa until Tuesday midnight. 

On Monday, the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes had bombed the IS-held military airport of Tabqa in the countryside of Raqqa.

Local activists added that this is the first time that the coalition’s warplanes carry out consecutive raids in one day on the IS-held city of Raqqa. 


Reporting by: Saleh al-Fahad

Source: ARA News

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