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Rights Group Says Syrian Air Strike Kills Nearly 100

Syrian activists have raised their death toll from a government air strike on the city of Raqqa, which is currently held by the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on November 25 that at least 60 people were killed that same day by Syrian government warplanes, but raised the total to at least 95 after receiving more information.

Observatory director Rami Abdulrahman said his organization was able to determine 52 of those killed were civilians.

Abdulrahman said at least 120 others were wounded.

It was unclear how many IS militants were killed in the air strikes that hit a popular market near a museum and an industrial area along the Euphrates River.

Warplanes from the U.S-led coalition battling the IS have also struck targets in the Raqqa area.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa