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27 November 2014 Destruction from recent airstrikes in Raqqa by Syrian Regime warplanes.
November 25, 2014
At least 95 people were killed and 120 injured on Tuesday in a series of airstrikes believed to be carried out by Syrian government forces against civilian neighborhoods in Raqqa, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The airstrikes caused large scale devastation in residential buildings and public squares. A mosque and the local museum were also damaged in the bombing.
Raqqa is the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS.
An international coalition led by the United States has launched a bombing campaign against ISIS positions since September.
Eyewitnesses, however, believe that these airstrikes were carried out by the Syrian government’s air force.
The Syrian regime has repeatedly targeted the city with airstrikes since it lost control over it in March 2013
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Bibi Ko, 65 years old. Here she is travelling back home to the Balkh district, 15 km from Mazar-e-Sharif, after spending a day begging around the city. She has been complaining about her left leg. A shrapnel bomb wounded her during the war 17 years ago. She is alone and doesn’t have any support.