Over 11,000 killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria

Indo Asian News Service

Damascus, March 30 (IANS) At least 11,612 people have been killed in Syria in Russian raids, which began in September 2015, a UK-war monitor reported on Thursday.

According to data released by the Syrian Observatory Human Rights (SOHR), among those killed were at least 5,013 civilians, including 714 women and 1,201 children, Efe news reported.

The airstrikes also killed at least 3,284 Islamic State (IS) militants.

Additionally, at least 3,315 fighters from rebel and Islamist factions have lost their lives in these bombings, according to the SOHR, which pointed out that Russia has used cluster bombs.