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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A series of air raids killed scores of people over the past 24 hours in the provinces of Raqqa and Deir al-Zor in northern and eastern Syria, which are mostly controlled by Islamic State, a monitoring group said on Saturday.
The death toll in two towns near the city of Deir al-Zor reached 44, in strikes carried out by Russian or Syrian warplanes, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
In Raqqa city, Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria, at least 32 people had been killed, the group said.
Reporting by John Davison, editing by Larry King