22 killed in US airstrike: Syria
US-led coalition aircraft unleashed a series of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria, killing at least 22 militants
At least 16 airstrikes were reported yesterday and today, triggering successive explosions that shook the city and created panic among residents, activists said.
The US-led coalition often targets IS-held towns and cities in Syria, but the overnight strikes on Raqqa were rare in their intensity.
In a statement issued early today, the coalition said it had conducted 16 airstrikes throughout Raqqa, destroying vital IS-controlled structures and transit routes in Syria.