ISIS Stronghold Hit by Coalition Airstrikes [VIDEO]

According to The Associated Press and a local activist group, the U.S.-led coalition battling against ISIS pounded the extremists’ stronghold of Raqqa with more than a dozen airstrikes late Thursday. Cairo-based AP journalist John Gambrell said on Twitter, the Syrian city faced the heaviest barrage since a Jordanian pilot was captured when his jet crashed on December 24. There was also an unconfirmed report by Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently that coalition helicopter gunships failed in an attempt to rescue hostages near the city on Thursday.