Syrian government forces carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State, killing at least 31 jihadists on Sunday. The moderate rebels are calling for US strikes, as in neighboring Iraq, saying the regime is not fighting the Islamic State hard enough.
At least 26 airstrikes targeting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) positions in Syria were carried out on Sunday by government forces, Reuters reports, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
“The regime carried out 13 raids on the city of Raqqa and 11 on the town of Tabqa in Raqqa province, killing at least 31 jihadists and wounding dozens of them,” said the Britain-based NGO’s head, Rami Abdel Rahman.
Calling the air raid the “most intensive” attack against the Islamic State since they gained ground in Syria, Rahman claimed the Syrian government only wants to “show the Americans that it is also capable of striking the IS.”
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