U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State group and other extremists in Syria have killed more than 860 people, including civilians, since they began in mid-September, Fox news reported quoting an activist group on Wednesday.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the vast majority of those killed — 746 people — were Daesh militants, while another 68 were members of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate known as the Nusra Front. At least 50 civilians, including eight children and five women, also have been killed in the airstrikes, the group said.
The U.S.-led coalition's aerial campaign in Syria began before dawn on Sept. 23 in what President Barack Obama has called an effort to roll back and ultimately destroy the called Islamic State group. The militant extremist group has been the primary target of the coalition's strikes, although on at least two occasions the United States has targeted what it says is a specific cell within the Nusra Front allegedly plotting attacks against American interests.