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Rights group: 1,000 civilians killed in Syria last month

Civil defence members carry out search and rescue works after the Assad regime carried out airstrikes in Idlib in Syria on 6 October 2017 [Enes Diyab/Anadolu Agency]

Some 923 civilians were killed in Syria in October, the Syrian Human Rights Network revealed yesterday.

In its periodic report, the network said it had documented the deaths of 398 civilians at the hands of regime forces, including 78 children, 62 women and 20 people who died of torture.

Forces, who are believed to be Russian, killed 221 civilians, including 68 children and 36 women, while the Syrian Kurdish forces killed 15 civilians, including seven women.

The report also documented the killing of 163 civilians by extremist groups including 162 people killed by Daesh; including 24 children and 16 women. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham killed one civilian.

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