Syria death toll rise

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BEIRUT: At least 472 civil­ians, in­clud­ing 137 chil­dren, have been killed in the past month of US-led coali­tion airstrikes in Syria, ac­cord­ing to mon­i­tor­ing group the Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights.This is the high­est monthly toll from coali­tion bom­bard­ments since Septem­ber 2014, the group added.

The deaths were mainly in Deir al-Zour and al-Raqqa provinces, where IS ex­trem­ists are ac­tive, it said.

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