US-led airstrikes in Syria kill 1,600 in five months: monitor

Published February 23rd, 2015 - 12:42 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

The airstrikes conducted in the past five months by the US-led coalition against Daesh (ISIS) in Syria have killed 1,600 people, a monitor told AFP. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said almost all of those killed were militants for Daesh and al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front.

The monitor said 1,465 Daesh fighters were killed, most of them foreign fighters, since September when the airstrikes began. Another 73 were al-Nusra militants.

The Obama administration, along with several other Arab countries, began airstrikes six months ago in efforts to increase its operations against Daesh.  

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