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Syria crisis: Warplanes 'bomb Raqqa after rebel gains'

Syrian warplanes have bombed the northern city of Raqqa, hours after reports said rebels had overrun it, activists and residents say.

Activists said at least 20 rebels and a civilian and an unconfirmed number of troops, were killed in air strikes and in fresh fighting there.

Rebels captured the provincial governor when they routed regime forces in the city on Monday.

If the city falls it would mark a significant victory for the rebels.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 05 Mar 2013
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