The aftermath of yesterday’s Russian and Syrian airstrikes on ar-Raqqah city have left at least 39 dead along with tens more wounded in the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State.

While some seem to have been civilians, the majority were de facto ISIS fighters; for instance, the deathtoll included two notorious ISIS emirs, namely Ali Moussa Al-Shawakh and “Abu Farah”.

Despite officially withdrawing its aircrafts from Syria, Moscow’s aerial military operations are continuing unscathed. With Raqqa city still pulling itself out of the rubbles, the Syrian Army seems to have set its eyes on the ISIS-held cities of Palmyra and Qurayteen.

According to the pro-opposition group SOHR, some the death toll included 7 women, 5 children and 27 men. Meanwhile, Russian airstrikes on Palmyra city have killed 18 confirmed ISIS fighters over the past 48 hours.

According to other reports, notably from the insider-group ‘Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently’ the actual death toll exceeded 40 but was downplayed by Islamic State officials. The group also added, that many airstrikes had struck ISIS militants north of the city, where Jihadists and Kurdish militants are currently fighting it out.

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Alfariel Arkan
Alfariel Arkan
2016-03-20 08:49

soldiers ?

Muhammad Romzy
Muhammad Romzy
2016-03-20 10:22
Reply to  Alfariel Arkan

Pretty sure its civillians

El Cid
El Cid
2016-03-20 16:36
Reply to  Alfariel Arkan

Muhammad Romzy yes ISIS child brides and their families, plus goats.

Eddie Wish
Eddie Wish
2016-03-20 09:06

These ISIS scumbags must be on drugs if they think they can occupy any part of Syria. Only a matter of time scums you will be sent to h**l 🙂

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FlorianGeyer
2016-03-20 12:12
Reply to  Eddie Wish

They are ‘on drugs’. You will remember the Saudi perfumed Prince whose private jet was searched in Lebanon a few months ago that was carrying two tons of illegal amphetamines that were destined for DAESH /AlNusra terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

saad
saad
2016-03-20 09:48

from where this pic was taken ?

Kopfz
Kopfz
2016-03-20 10:45

ISIS seems to be the terrorist state of a thousand Emirs. No wonder there’s so much in fighting.

newcomer008
newcomer008
2016-03-20 11:33

why do you post this c**p? Just say: “Don’t bomb ISIS”

Baaghi
Baaghi
2016-03-20 15:09

Russia Syria kill all these Sauidi Salfi terrorist before they kill more innocents