US-LED STRIKES RECORD HIGHEST CIVILIAN TOLL IN SYRIA

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A coalition of military forces allegedly fighting ISIS and other terror groups in Syria under the leadership of the United States have killed more civilians in a matter of a month since it began three years ago.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group mostly advocating anti-government forces in the war in Syria, said on Tuesday that the US-led coalition killed a total of 225 civilians between April 23 and May 23, the highest 30-day toll since the campaign began in 2014.

“There has been a very big escalation … The past month of operations is the highest civilian toll since the coalition began bombing Syria,” Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.
Abdel Rahman said the previous record of casualties left by the air strikes by US and allies in Syria belonged to the period between February 23 and March 23 this year when 220 civilians were killed.

He said some 1,481 people, including 319 children, have been killed as a result of the coalition campaign, which lacks any approval from the Syrian government.

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