At least 40 Islamic State fighters killed in air strike in Syria

Human rights group reports attack on convoy leaving Raqqa in Hama province

File image of  an Islamic State   convoy driving  through Raqqa city in Syria. Photograph: Militant website via AP

File image of an Islamic State convoy driving through Raqqa city in Syria. Photograph: Militant website via AP

 

At least 40 Islamic State fighters have been killed in an air strike on their convoy in the Syrian province of Hama, a UK-based monitoring group reported on Sunday.

The attack, which took place on Saturday, also destroyed 16 vehicles in the convoy, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors violence in the country through a wide network of sources on the ground.

The observatory added that the convoy had just left Raqqa, the de facto capital of the militant group, at the time of the attack. No further details were immediately available. – (Reuters)