95 dead, as Syrian forces target Islamic State stronghold in Raqqa

Human rights officials have raised the death toll in Raqqa, Syria to 95, including 52 civilians, as Syrian government forces carry out one of the deadliest attacks on the Islamic State stronghold in the past three years. 

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The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years.