January 20, 2016 / 12:20 PM / 3 years ago

Russian air strikes in Syria kill 3,000 people since September: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 3,000 people, including more than 1,000 civilians, have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria since September 30, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the violence in the country through a wide network of local sources, said that 893 Islamic State members were among those killed in the strikes.

Writing by Mariam Karouny Editing by Jeremy Gaunt

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