3,000 people including 955 civilians killed in Syria in deadliest month of 2017

Vastavam web: Syria’s war killed at least 3,000 people including 955 civilians in September, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said today, in the deadliest month of the conflict this year.”More than 70 per cent of the civilians were killed in regime and Russian air strikes, or in air raids of the international coalition” fighting the Islamic State group, the Britain-based monitor’s head Rami Abdel Rahman said.
A US-led international coalition has been providing air support to a Kurdish-Arab alliance also fighting the jihadists in its former northern bastion of Raqa city and Deir Ezzor.The number of people killed in September was higher due to increased fighting and “intensified air raids of the international coalition and Russia against jihadist bastions in the north and east of Syria, but also due to increased Russian and regime strikes on rebel-held areas,” Abdel Rahman said.It said 738 jihadists — from IS and a group led by Al- Qaeda’s former Syria affiliate — also died.