US bombs kill civil­ians

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

DA­M­AS­CUS: At least 31 civil­ians were killed over the past 24 hours in Syria’s north­ern city of Raqqa in in­ten­si­fied US-led air strikes on Is­lamic State (IS) po­si­tions.

Nine women and 14 chil­dren were among those killed in the air strikes on Raqqa, said the Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights. The death toll is likely to rise due to the large num­bers of crit­i­cally in­jured peo­ple.

The at­tack is the lat­est by the US-led coali­tion step­ping up air strikes on IS po­si­tions in the ji­hadists’ main strong­hold in Raqqa.

Xin­hua

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