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Russian Jets Raid ISIS-Held Raqqa, Destroy New Bridge

Russian warplanes conduct series of raids in northern city, killing several civilians and causing destruction to public property, ISIS-linked media reports
Russian Jets Raid ISIS-Held Raqqa, Destroy New Bridge

Several Russian warplanes launched more than 14 raids on Raqqa on the morning of Tuesday, November 4, targeting several neighborhoods and areas of the city under Islamic State-rule.

The raids caused the destruction of public property and a number of bridges in the city, while several ISIS-affiliated news sites, including the Amaq news agency, reported that several civilians were killed during the raids.

Meanwhile, the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently Facebook page said that Russian warplanes carried out a series of raids targeting a new bridge in the city, rendering it unsafe to use. Additionally, the raids targeted a newly-developed area surrounding the Mouawiya school and the city’s National Hospital. The raids also caused an electricity blackout.

Russian aircraft targeted a bakery in the town of Muheen in the Homs countryside Monday, causing the death of 20 civilians as well as wounding many others. More than 30 raids targeted the town, causing significant damage to property and destruction to homes and shops, resulting in a mass exodus of 30,000 inhabitants.

The Russian military also announced yesterday the bombing of the region around the city of Palmyra, also controlled by ISIS. A statement from the Russian Defense Ministry said that Russian warplanes destroyed an ISIS "defensive position" and "anti-aircraft batteries" in the Palmyra area, pointing also to the bombing of 237 targets it described as "terrorist" in the last two days.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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