U.S.-led Syria Strikes Kill 464 ISIS Fighters, 32 Civilians: Report

Image: A plane on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson
In this Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 photo, sailor Jessica Brown, from Bakersfield, Calif., directs a plane on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, currently deployed supporting strike operations in Iraq and Syria, a campaign formally named "Operation Inherent Resolve." U.S. Navy via AP

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BEIRUT — Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 553 people, including 32 civilians, during a month-long campaign in Syria against Islamic State militants, a U.K.-based Syrian monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the majority of the deaths, 464, were ISIS fighters.

Six of the civilians were children and five were women, the Observatory said. It said 57 members of the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front were also killed in the air strikes, which started a month ago. Strikes hit the provinces of Aleppo, Deir al-Zor, Idlib, Raqqa and al-Hassakah, it said.



- Reuters