Russian air strikes kill 42 in Islamic State-held Raqqa, Syria

Life Inside the ISIS Home Base of Raqqa, Syria
Life Inside the ISIS Home Base of Raqqa, Syria

BEIRUT, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Air strikes by Russian warplanes on the Islamic State-held Syrian city of Raqqa killed 42 people earlier this week, including 27 civilians, monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

Fifteen Islamic State fighters made up the remainder of the death toll, the Britain-based Observatory said, after a series of strikes on Tuesday that hit the group's Syrian stronghold. (Reporting by John Davison; editing by John Stonestreet)

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