Syrian warplanes strike northern city captured by rebels
The air strikes came hours after rebels overran the northern city of Raqqa Monday. At least 20 of rebels and “tens of regular soldiers” were killed in battle and the air strikes. A witness reported that the city center was being bombarded by warplanes. Raqqa is situated on the Euphrates River near the Turkish border. It shelters hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees from war-torn homes in other parts of the country.