Syria Carries out Deadly Air Raid on ISIS Stronghold

Syria Carries out Deadly Air Raid on ISIS Stronghold
Wed May 27, 2015 13:38:15

The Syrian air force hit an ISIS-controlled air base in Raqqa province on Tuesday, killing more than 140 militants, state media said, striking the terrorist groups in its Syrian stronghold a week after they seized Palmyra from the government.

The city of Raqqa is seen as the de facto capital of the "caliphate" ISIS has declared in Syria and Iraq.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group monitoring the war, said a U.S.-led coalition waging a separate campaign against ISIS had targeted the same area on Monday.

The Syrian antiquities chief told Palmyra's ruins were so far undamaged. "The historic city is fine. There is no damage so far," said Maamoun Abdulkarim, citing contacts with people on the ground.

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