Russian strikes in Syria kill more than 2,100: Monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that Russian air strikes have killed 2,132 people in Syria, a third of them civilians, since they began on September 30.

AFP| Last Updated: Dec 23, 2015, 10:31 AM IST
Russian strikes in Syria kill more than 2,100: Monitor
In this file image, a paramedic rescues a child from the site of what witnesses said was a Russian airstrike in Douma, Syria.

Damascus: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that Russian air strikes have killed 2,132 people in Syria, a third of them civilians, since they began on September 30.

Of those killed, 598 were fighters from the Islamic State group and another 824 from Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of al Qaeda, and other rebel groups.

There were a further 710 civilians killed, of whom 161 were children and 104 women.

The Britain-based Observatory has an extensive network of informants inside Syria. It bases its tallies on Russian-caused casualties by the type of aircraft flown and the munitions used.