Russian warplanes parked at Hemeimeem airbase in Syria, where Russian strikes are said to have claimed more than 18,000 lives, according to a monitoring group. Photo: AP

3 years of Russia strikes on Syria kill 18,000, says monitor group

An ally of Syria’s ruling regime, Russia began carrying out bombing raids in Syria in 2015, killing 18,096 people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

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Russian warplanes parked at Hemeimeem airbase in Syria, where Russian strikes are said to have claimed more than 18,000 lives, according to a monitoring group. Photo: AP
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