Regime attacks kill 82 in Syria, opposition activists say
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
DAMASCUS - Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad used heavy weapons in operations against opposition forces in various cities on Tuesday, killing 82 people, including 20 children and 12 women, opposition activists say.
U.K.-based Syria National Human Rights Watchdog said in a statement that regime forces staged air attacks on opposition-controlled areas and killed 32 people in Aleppo, 23 in the suburbs of Damascus, 10 in Daraa, 6 in Homs, 5 in Idlib, 3 in each Deir ez-Zor and Latakia.
The Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC) reported that the regime army staged an air attack with helicopters on the opposition control areas in Aleppo, where many buildings were either damaged or demolished.
The armed clashes occured between the regime and opposition forces around the Turmen mountain in the Latakia region. The regime forces staged heavy air attacks with fighter jets in an area among the region's hills, known as the 45th hill, according to the statement.
The LCC also said that regime forces staged artillery attacks on Darayya, Douma, Barza, Jobar and Haresta regions of Damascus.
SANA, Syria's official news agency, said the security forces neutralized armed groups during operations in Aleppo, Latakia, and Homs.
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