6 Civilians Dead, Dozens Wounded in US Raids on Syria

6 Civilians Dead, Dozens Wounded in US Raids on Syria
Sun Jul 5, 2015 13:12:32

Six civilians, including a child, were among at least 22 people killed in US air strikes on the so-called Islamic State group's de facto Syrian capital on Saturday and Sunday, a monitor said.

The rest of the dead in the raids on the city of Raqqa were ISIS fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The US-led coalition, which launched an air war against ISIS in Syria last September, said it had carried out "significant" air strikes against Raqa.

Coalition forces "successfully engaged multiple targets" throughout Raqqa, the statement said, destroying ISIS structures and transit routes.

The strikes "have severely constricted terrorist freedom of movement," it added.

He had no indication about civilian casualty in 2 days attacks.

Washington is leading a coalition fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq, where the extremist group has proclaimed an "Islamic caliphate" in territory under its control.The group emerged in Syria in 2013.

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