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Islamic State Suffers Heavy Losses In Kobani, Raqqa


A monitoring group says dozens of Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed in the besieged Syrian city of Kobani amid air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on November 30 that at least 50 militants had been killed in suicide bombings, clashes with Kurdish fighters, and air strikes in Kobani.

Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the observatory, added that some 30 other coalition strikes had targeted "mainly targeted Islamic State bases" on the northern outskirts of Raqqa Province and caused additional casualties to IS fighters.

Islamic State fighters seized control of Raqqa last year and declared it their capital.

Last week, at least 95 people were killed and dozens were injured when Syrian regime warplanes hit Raqqa with several strikes. Many of the dead were reported to be civilians.

Based on reporting by dpa, AFP, and AP
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