: Russia kills more Syrian civilians than ISIL - report

12:36 Aug. 21, 2016

Russia kills more Syrian civilians than ISIL - report

In this June 12, 2016 file photo shows Civil Defense workers and Syrian citizens inspect damage buildings after airstrikes hit a market area in Idlib, Syria. (AP Photo)

Syrian Network for Human Rights regularly reveals numbers of civilians killed in attacks

Russia has killed more civilians in Syria than Islamic State, according to a monitoring group Syrian Network for Human Rights.

Airstrikes carried out by Moscow have killed at least 2,704 people since Russia startes its Syrian campiagn last September. ISIL attacks have claimed 2,686 deaths of civilians, the monitors say.

Read also Russian, Syrian airstrikes kill 19 civilians in Aleppo

Russia's attacks are said to have taken the lives of 514 women and 716 children.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights uses Syrian civil servants in the country's provinces to verify news about deaths.

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