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Nov 22, 6:54 AM EST

Activist group: US-led Syria strikes kill over 900

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BEIRUT (AP) -- A prominent Syrian activist group monitoring its civil war says U.S.-led airstrikes in the country have killed over 900 people since September, many fighters of the militant Islamic State group, though some civilians as well.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday that the U.S.-led airstrikes have killed 785 militants of the extremist Islamic State group. It said the strikes also have killed 72 militants of Syria's al-Qaida's affiliate, the Nusra Front.

The Observatory, which observers believe provides the conflict's most accurate death tolls, said the U.S.-led strikes also killed 52 civilians, including eight women and five children.

A U.S.-led coalition began striking the Islamic State group in late September in Syria after targeting the group in Iraq.

Activists say Syria's civil war has killed over 200,000 people.

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