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September, Syria’s Deadliest Month of 2017, Claims 3,000 Lives

U.K-based monitor says at least 207 children killed, as Russian, regime and coalition warplanes ramp up strikes, Zaman al-Wasl writes
September, Syria’s Deadliest Month of 2017, Claims 3,000 Lives

Syria's war killed at least 3,000 people, including 955 civilians, in September, the deadliest month of the conflict this year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said on Sunday.

Last month's death count included 207 children, according to the Britain-based Observatory, which added that more than 70 percent of the civilians were killed in regime and Russian airstrikes, or in international coalition air raids.

According to the monitor's head, Rami Abdul Rahman, the high death toll is the result of increased fighting and intensified coalition and Russian air raids against jihadists in Syria's north and east, as well as increased Russian and regime strikes on rebel-held areas.

The Observatory said the September toll also included 790 regime troops and loyalists, 738 jihadists from ISIS and Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, and 550 rebels and Syrian Democratic Forces members.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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