Hundreds killed amid U.S.-led strikes in Syria


U.S.-led strikes against militants' strongholds in Syria gained large support among the Kurds. File photo

ARA News 

Hasakah, Syria – On Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the air strikes carried out by the anti-terrorism international coalition has so far claimed lives of 553 people, including 32 civilians.

The observatory reported that 464 militants of the Islamic State organization (IS/ISIS) were killed in the airstrikes on their bases in each of Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor, Aleppo and Idlib, while 57 members al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra, an al-Qaeda branch in Syria) were killed in an air strike on one of their headquarters in the province of Idlib.

Meanwhile, the observatory pointed out that the air strikes also claimed lives of civilians, including women and children.

According to the observatory, an estimated 32 civilians were killed so far amid the U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria since September.

Activists in the city of Deir ez-Zor told ARA News that at least eight other civilians were killed this week due to aerial bombardment by the coalition against IS-held areas in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

The United States Central Command said in a statement earlier this week that Washington takes reports of casualties among civilians seriously and there is a process underway to investigate every incident.


Reporting by: Jiwan Ibrahim

Source: ARA News

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