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PM: UK Airstrikes will help bring political deal in Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted UK airstrikes will help to bring about a political settlement in Syria, as RAF Typhoons carry out their first attacks on so-called Islamic State.

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At least 32 IS militants killed in airstrikes near Raqqa

File photo: Islamic State fighters on the streets of Raqqa city. Credit: Reuters

A large group of militants from the so-called Islamic State have been killed in Syria by a series of airstrikes in Raqqa province.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that at least 32 IS jihadists were killed and over 40 wounded when aircraft from the US-led coalition hit positions near Raqqa city, the de facto capital city of the self-styled Caliphate.

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