Russia raids in Syria have killed 370, mostly rebels

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Russia raids in Syria have killed 370, mostly rebels
Syrian army personnel fire a cannon in Latakia province, about 12 from the border with Turkey in Syria.

Beirut - A rebel commander and the families of rebel fighters were among the dead.

By AFP


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Published: Tue 20 Oct 2015, 11:22 AM

Last updated: Wed 21 Oct 2015, 9:44 AM

Russian air strikes on Syria have killed 370 people since they began on September 30, two-thirds of them rebels, a monitoring group said on Tuesday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 243 fighters had been killed, among them 52 from the Islamic State group, along with 127 civilians.
"Among them were civilians but we do not have a precise number," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
He said a rebel commander and the families of rebel fighters were among the dead, adding that dozens of people were wounded and the toll was expected to rise because of the number of those with serious wounds.
Opposition forces including moderate and fighters have positions in the Jabal Al Akrad region, which is in the far north of coastal Latakia.
The province is a regime stronghold and home to the ancestral village of President Bashar Al Assad.
It has been a key target of Russian air strikes since Moscow began an air campaign in Syria on September 20.
 



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