Syrian Observatory: US-led airstrikes kill 910 in Syria

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- The US-led airstrikes in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the US-led coalition launched its aerial campaign against the ISIL terrorists and other militants two months ago, an observatory group says.

The Britain-based so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Saturday released the figures based on information from what it said was a network of contacts in Syria.

According to the group, among those who were killed were 785 members of the ISIL and 72 members of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, while the remaining belonged to other unnamed militant groups.

The US and its allies started their air campaign in Syria in September without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.

However, the US-coalition’s airstrikes have also hit Syrian infrastructure, including oil and gas facilities. The coalition has also attacked the provinces where the ISIL militants are not active.

The US and its allies have been the staunch supporters of the al-Qaeda-linked militants fighting the Syrian government.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein has said that more than 200,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict since March 2011.




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