Russia Blamed For 1,400 Syrian Civilian Deaths

Russia Blamed For 1,400 Syrian Civilian Deaths

Activists accuse Russian forces of indiscriminate attacks as opposition negotiators arrive in Geneva for UN-brokered peace talks.

Almost 1,400 civilians have died in Russian air strikes in Syria since the bombing raids began last September, say reports.

The aerial attacks have also killed at least 965 Islamic State fighters and 1,233 others from different insurgent groups, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

It comes as UN-brokered peace talks are being held in Geneva, Switzerland, to try to end Syria’s five-year-old civil war, which has claimed the lives of over 260,000 people and displaced more than half the population.

Russian airstrikes kill 1400 including 527 children and women

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