Apr 26, 2015

2,079 killed in Syria by US led strikes: report says

A group monitoring the war said on Thursday in a report about the killings in Syria.

The recently declared says that the most Human Rights activist nation killed a large number of humans. Air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria have killed 2,079 people, including 66 civilians, since the start of the aerial campaign against Islamic State militants last September.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a majority of the deaths, some 1,922 were Islamic State fighters who were killed in the war on Syria.

The hardline group has seized tracts of territory in Syria and neighboring Iraq, where it has also been targeted by U.S.-led forces since last July.

The Observatory said ten of the civilians killed were children and six were women. It also said 90 members of the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front were also killed in the air strikes, which started on September 23.

The United States has said it takes reports of civilian casualties seriously and says it has a process to investigate each allegation.

Washington justified its action in Syria under Article 51 of the U.N. Charter, which covers an individual or collective right to self-defense against armed attack.

Reuters reported that around 220,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict, which is now in its fourth year, the United Nations has said. 

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