Over 1,000 Civilians Dead in Russia’s Syria Strikes
Russian airstrikes have killed over 1,000 civilians in Syria since the beginning of their involvement in September of 2015.
Russian air strikes have killed more than 1,000 civilians in Syria since they began nearly four months ago, a monitor said Wednesday.
The raids, which started on September 30, have killed 1,015 civilians, including more than 200 children, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The group, which relies on a network of sources on the ground for its reports, said the strikes had also killed 893 Islamic State group fighters, and 1,141 other opposition militants, including members of Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front.
The total toll of 3,049 represents an increase of nearly 700 deaths in just three weeks.
Russia is a staunch ally of the Syrian government and has coordinated its strikes with Damascus, saying it is targeting IS and other “terrorist” groups. But
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