Russian strikes kill over 400 civilians including 97 children: Rights group



    Russian strikes kill over 400 civilians including 97 children: Rights group

    Nov 22, Abuja: Russian air strike in Syria have killed over 400 civilians including 97 children since September this year.

    The Syrian Network for Human Rights said at least 526 were killed, including 137 children, since Russia launched its first air strikes. Since last October, at least 42,234 air strikes have been documented.

    Rights group said that over 22,370 'barrel bombs' have also been dropped in that period resulting in the death of 6,889 civilians, including 1,436 children, and injuring another 35,000 civilians.

    At least 100,000 people have fled from Aleppo, while another 1,000 fled an Atma displaced camp in Idlib's suburbs.

    On Friday, Russia fired cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea for a fourth day against what it described as ISIL targets.

    Russian and Syrian officials said their jets hit 50 ISIL targets in Deir Az Zor province, the most intense air raids since Russia began its air strikes, Al Jazeera reported.

    According to the UN, the Syrian conflict has killed at least 250,000 people and more than half of Syria's pre-war population of 22.4 million has been internally displaced or fled abroad

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