30 US-led strikes hit Islamic State in Syria’s Raqqa: monitoring group

The areas hit by the strikes included the 17th Division, a Syrian army base that Islamic State seized.

SYRIA, RAQQA : A screen grab taken from a video released on 1 July , 2014, allegedly shows members of the IS (Islamic State) parading on top of a tank on a street in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of Raqa.

BEIRUT - A US-led coalition carried out at least 30 air strikes in Syria against Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa on Saturday, a monitoring group said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the air strikes hit Islamic State positions in the northern outskirts of Raqqa city, a major stronghold of the hardline Islamist militants.

The areas hit by the strikes included the 17th Division, a Syrian army base that Islamic State seized in July, the Observatory said.