Civilians killed in air strikes on Syria's Raqqa city
Added Date: 6/23/2016 6:37:15 AM
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More than 30 civilians have been killed and 150 injured in air strikes targeting areas held by Daesh in Syria, an activist group has said.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently group said on Wednesday that 32 civilians were killed and 150 injured in Russian strikes on Raqqa city.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists inside Syria, put the death toll at 25 civilians, including six children.

The Syrian civil war started as a largely unarmed uprising against coward Bashar al-Assad regime in March 2011, but quickly developed into a full-on armed conflict.

United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, estimated in April that more than 400,000 Syrians had been killed, though he said that number was not an official UN statistic.

Almost 11 million Syrians - half the country's prewar population - have been displaced from their homes.

 

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