Russian strikes kill 3,000 people in Syria since September

Damascus, Jan 20 (IANS) At least 3,000 people were killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria since September 30, 2015, a Syrian monitor group reported on Wednesday.

The airstrikes killed a total of 1,015 civilians, including 238 children under 18, 640 men and 137 women, Xinhua cited the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying.

Additionally, the UK-based monitoring group said the strikes killed 893 militants with the Islamic State (IS) group and 1,141 others from various jihadi groups, including the Al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front.

Officials in Syria or Russia have yet to comment on the toll.

The Russian air force has been backing the Syrian ground force with airstrikes since September 2015.

Government officials in Syria said the strikes were effective in curbing the expansion of the radical groups in the war-torn country.

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