Syria: Al-Raqqa under attack: Syrian air force strikes against civilians

Syrian government air strikes on the eastern city of al-Raqqa in November 2014 killed dozens of civilians and injured many more. State-run media on two occasions reported that Syrian government forces had attacked fighters affiliated to the armed group that calls itself the Islamic State, which controls the city, but did not acknowledge civilian casualties. Since the end of 2012, Syrian government air strikes have repeatedly targeted the city in the context of the ongoing multi-party conflict in the country.

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