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Syrian government airstrikes kill at least 95 in Raqqa, activists say

Syrian government airstrikes kill at least 95 in Raqqa, activists say
Islamic State fighters travel through Raqqa, Syria, in an undated image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14. (Associated Press)

Activists have raised the death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria to at least 95.

The strikes targeted Raqqa on Tuesday. Some of the air raids struck a market near a museum and an industrial neighborhood in the city, causing many civilian casualties.

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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights raised its death toll Wednesday to 95. Its director, Rami Abdurrahman, said the dead include 52 civilians whose names the group was able to document. Other activists estimated that more than 100 people had been killed.

The Associated Press could not independently confirm the death toll -- one of the worst single-day tolls in the city.

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