Published March 10, 2013
BEIRUT – Anti-regime activists say the Syrian government has bombed the northwestern city of Raqqa, killing at least seven people less than a week after rebel fighters seized most of the city from government troops.
An activist video posted online shows the dead bodies of seven people lying in a street with buildings destroyed nearby. An off-camera narrator says they were killed in an airstrike. The video appeared authentic and corresponded with other reporting done by The Associated Press.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that the attack took place the day before.
Raqqa was the first provincial capital in Syria to fall under rebel control.
The U.N. says more than 70,000 people have been killed in almost two-years of violence in Syria.