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Syrian Air Force Launches Offensive Against ISIS Killing At least 31 Militants

28 Aug

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ISIS currently getting pounded on three fronts by the US, Iraqi and Syrian Air Forces

by, Today’s Zaman

Syrian government warplanes pounded an Islamic State group stronghold as well as other towns controlled by the jihadis Sunday, conducting more than a dozen airstrikes and killing at least 11 people, activists said. 

For more than a year, President Bashar Assad’s air force rarely targeted territory controlled by the Islamic State group in northern Syria, instead focusing on mainstream rebel groups. But government jets have begun hitting the extremists more regularly since the jihadis overran much of neighboring northern and western Iraq in June.

Even in that context, the intensity of Sunday’s air raids appeared unusually high, with at least 19 strikes hitting the group’s stronghold of Raqqa in northeastern Syria, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Observatory directory Rami Abdurrahman said six of those raids targeted a military court.

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Posted by on August 28, 2014 in General News

 

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