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    US-led coalition warplanes are delivering strikes on the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of Islamic State.

    MOSCOW, February 6 (Sputnik) — US-led coalition warplanes are targeting Islamic State's de facto capital of Raqqa, a Syrian city 100 miles east of Aleppo, local media reported Friday.

    “Warplanes target #Mansora City in the countryside of #Raqqa #Syria,” a group of Raqqa activists wrote in their Twitter, adding that drones were also spotted in the sky above the city.

    The group posted photos for the smoke from "the airstrike by Coalition warplanes."

    Eight major explosions were heard in Raqqa and its suburbs, the group added.

    Islamic State is a jihadist group that has taken areas of Iraq and Syria under its control. Currently a United States–led coalition is carrying out airstrikes against the militants' targets to limit the terrorist group ability to advance further.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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