More than 1,000 jihadists killed in US-led Syria strikes: Monitor

An explosion following an air strike is seen in western Kobani neighbourhood, November 23, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/OSMAN ORSAL

U.S.-led air strikes in Syria have killed more than 1,000 jihadists in the past three months, nearly all of them from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a monitoring group said Dec. 23.

“At least 1,171 have been killed in the Arab and international air strikes (since September 23), including 1,119 jihadists of ISIL and al-Nusra Front,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists and medics across the war-ravaged country for its information.

Among those killed were 1,046 members of the ISIL group, which has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria and is the main target of the U.S.-led air strikes…