U.S.-led strikes have killed 2,079 people in Syria: monitor

April 23, 2015 9:17 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria have killed 2,079 people, including 66 civilians, since the start of the aerial campaign against Islamic State militants last September, a group monitoring the war said on Thursday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a majority of the deaths, some 1,922, were Islamic State fighters.

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