US-led strikes have killed 865 people in Syria.

Written by | November 12, 2014 | 0

Beirut: Air strikes by US-led forces in Syria have killed 865 people, including 50 civilians, since the start of the campaign in late September against Daesh militants, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the majority of the deaths, 746, were Daesh fighters and that the actual figure could be much higher. Daesh has seized tracts of territory in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, where it has also been targeted by US-led forces since July.

Eight of the civilians killed were children, the Observatory said. It said 68 members of Al Qaida-affiliated Al Nusra Front were also killed in the air strikes, which started early on September 23.

Coalition strikes have hit the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Deir Al Zor, Hasaka, Raqqa and Idlib, the Observatory said.

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