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U.S.-LED AIR STRIKES KILL OVER 30 IN SYRIA’S RAQQA

Over 30 people were killed on Monday, by U.S.-led air strikes, on the northern city of Raqqa, pro-government al-Watan online newspaper reported.

The air strikes targeted boats, transporting civilians in the southern bank of the Euphrates River, said the report, adding that, the strike hit before the Iftar (breaking of the fast) time of Ramadan.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, placed the death toll at over 20.

On Jun 3, at least 43 civilians were killed by similar strikes on Raqqa, according to the state TV.

The rate of civilian causalities by U.S.-led air strikes has increased recently, as a result of the intensification of U.S. air strikes on Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Daesh group, and other Daesh strongholds, in northern and eastern Syria.

The Syrian government repeatedly denounced the attacks that target civilians, branding the operation of the U.S.-led anti-terror coalition in Syria as "illegitimate."--

Source: NAM News Network