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Bashar Al-Assad ISIS Syria

Airstrikes kill 53

7 Sep, 2014

Airstrikes by the Syrian military targeting ISIS in its stronghold city of Raqa kill at least 53 people. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman:

We have documented the deaths of 31 civilians, among them five women and three children, in Raqa and its surroundings.

Another 15 militants are confirmed dead in a string of eight air strikes, as well as seven other unidentified people. Eight of the civilian victims are from one family.