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DAMASCUS (Worthy News)-- US-led coalition warplanes carried out more than a dozen airstrikes overnight in and around the Islamic State group's de facto capital in northeastern Syria, the Telegraph reported.
The air raids on the outskirts of Raqqa were the heaviest coalition strikes on the city along the Euphrates River since Islamic State group militants captured a Jordanian pilot after his F-16 jet went down near the city on Dec. 24.
There were unconfirmed reports that coalition troops and helicopters also carried out a raid near Raqqa aimed at freeing British and American hostages still being held by the Islamic State. The reports, which claimed the raid was unsuccessful, could not be verified. -- [wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11321299/Coalition-launches-airstrikes-on-capital-of-Islamic-State.html" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]