Raqqa airstrikes knock out water plant

August 19, 2014 6:14 AM

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Raqqa airstrikes knock out water plant

BEIRUT: Government forces struck ISIS positions in and around the northeastern Syrian city of Raqqa, residents said Monday, part of a growing campaign against hard-line militants – but one attack destroyed the city’s water plant, cutting supplies to homes and businesses.

Residents said there had been some 16 air raids on Raqqa and in nearby areas, including close to the Tabqa military base to the west of the city, a government-controlled airport that is surrounded by militants.

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