Al Jazeera: Assault on Raqqa: Syrian and Russian jets hit Tabqa
Tabqa, west of ISIL's de facto capital Raqqa, facing bombardment, resulting in deaths and mass exodus, activists say.
Syrian government and Russian jets have stepped up the bombardment of a town in northern Syria held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, increasing pressure on the fighters, according to a monitoring group.
Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the warplanes carried out at least 18 air strikes since dawn on Sunday on the town of Tabqa, just west of Raqqa, ISIL's de facto capital in Syria.
Separately, the activist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently said on Facebook that at least six people died in the bombing.
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