Sunday, June 19, 2016

Syrian And Russian Jets Launch Airstrikes On the Islamic State Near The City Of Raqqa

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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More News On The Syrian - Russian Advance On Islamic State Positions Near Raqqa

Civilian casualties seen as Syria forces near Islamic State-held airbase outside Raqqa -- AP
Syria regime surges towards IS-held Tabqa: monitor -- AFP
Regime airstrikes kill 10 in Syria's Raqqa --
Syrian troops backed by Russian air strikes surge towards IS-held Tabqa -- Middle East Eye
Regime Near Tabqa with Russian Cover…ISIS Obstructs Advance toward Manbij -- Asharq Al Awsat
'We Are Coming': Syrian Army Showers Daesh With Warning Leaflets in Raqqa -- Sputnik

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