Syria: over 200 civilians killed in 7 days in Aleppo

Including about 50 children and 20 women

29 April, 11:51

    Syrians at the site of airstrikes in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Bustan Al Qasr in Aleppo, Syria Syrians at the site of airstrikes in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Bustan Al Qasr in Aleppo, Syria

    BEIRUT - Airstrikes and artillery have killed over 200 civilians this past week, including about 50 children and 20 women, in Aleppo. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that 202 civilians had lost their lives between April 22 and April 28 in the worsening violence in the city, which was Syria's industrial capital and largest city prior to the conflict and is located in the northern part of the country, and the surrounding area. On Thursday, regime planes targeted and destroyed a hospital in the eastern part of the city under the control of opposition forces, killing about 30 people. Insurgents responded by shooting rudimentary artillery rounds at government-controlled areas, killing 33 people according to reports by state-run news agency SANA. SOHR noted that 123 civilians, including 18 children and 10 women, were killed in areas out of government control in regime airstrikes in the eastern and southern areas of the city. Some 71 others, including 13 children and 10 women, were killed in the central and western areas of Aleppo, hit by mortars and rockets shot by anti-regime forces.

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