Attacks in Syria kill 85, opposition says
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
ALEPPO - At least 85 people, including 15 children and three women, were killed in operations across Syria on Monday, allegedly by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad's regime, opposition activists have claimed.
London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights said 54 were killed in Aleppo, 17 in Homs, seven in the suburbs of Damascus, two each in Hama, Daraa and Idlib, and one in Rakka.
The Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC) – a network of local opposition groups – said government helicopters dropped highly-destructive, non-precise barrel bombs on opposition-controlled areas of Firdevs district, adding that many residential places were damaged.
More than 100,000 people have been killed during the ongoing three-year conflict in Syria, which has also internally displaced more than 6.5 million people, according to the UN.
More than two million Syrians are now registered as refugees in neighboring countries, including Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
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