Damascus, April 1, 2017: At least 2,826 people were killed in Syria in March, a Britain-based war monitoring group reported on Saturday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights detailed that the number of last month’s casualties is similar to February, in which 2,854 people lost their lives, Efe news reported.
The NGO pointed out that at least 858 civilians were among the casualties, including 141 minors and 131 women.
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A total of 288 civilians were killed in the bombings by Syria and Russia, while 76 were killed in the shelling by the Syrian regime forces and seven were tortured to death in prisons.
Shells launched by rebel and Islamic factions left another 31 civilians dead, while the shells fired by the Islamic State (IS) terror group claimed the lives of seven others.
IS militants also executed 15 civilians, while Islamist factions killed five others.
In addition, 14 civilians were killed by Turkish bombings and gunfire by a Turkish border guard, while the US-led international coalition bombings killed another 281 and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an armed alliance led by Kurdish militias, killed four civilians.
Another 57 civilians died in car bomb attacks.
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The casualties also included 43 Shia citizens from Iraq, who died in IS-claimed explosions in the centre of Damascus.
The SOHR added that 762 members of radical groups, including IS and former Syrian branch of Al Qaeda, lost their lives.
Syria has been the scene of a six-year conflict that has left more than 260,000 dead, according to the SOHR. (IANS)