November 18, 2015 / 9:07 AM / 2 years ago

Air strikes kill at least 33 Islamic State fighters: monitor

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A French fighter jet is seen on the runway at an undisclosed location, in this picture released by the ECPAD November 17, 2015.S. Dupont/Armee de l'Air/ECPAD-French Defence Ministry/Handout via Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes carried out by French jets and other forces have killed at least 33 Islamic State militants in the group's Raqqa stronghold in Syria over the past three days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Wednesday.

Citing activists, the Observatory also said that Islamic State members and dozens of the families of senior members had started leaving Raqqa city to relocate to Mosul in Iraq because of security concerns. Mosul is also controlled by Islamic State.

Reporting by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Toby Chopra

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