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Activists say Syrian airstrikes on Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa kill at least 95

This photo provided on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, by an anti-Islamic State group and anti-Bashar Assad activist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, showa burned cars and damaged buildings on a street after Syrian government forces airstrikes struck a popular market near a museum and an industrial neighborhood in Raqqa city, north Syria. The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years. (AP Photo/Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently)

This photo provided on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, by an anti-Islamic State group and anti-Bashar Assad activist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, showa burned cars and damaged buildings on a street after Syrian government forces airstrikes struck a popular market near a museum and an industrial neighborhood in Raqqa city, north Syria. The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years. (AP Photo/Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently)  (The Associated Press)

Activists have raised the death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria to at least 95.

The strikes targeted Raqqa Tuesday. Some of the air raids struck a market near a museum and an industrial neighborhood in the city, causing many civilian casualties.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights raised its death toll Wednesday to 95. Its director, Rami Abdurrahman, said they include 52 civilians whose names the group was able to document. Other activists estimated more than 100 people had been killed.

The Associated Press could not independently confirm the death toll — one of the worst single-day tolls in the city.