Human Rights

Over 100 people killed from air strikes by the Syrian government, allies, says UN

At least103 civilians have been reportedly killed since last 10 days, including 26 children, from air strikes by Syrian government and its allies on schools, hospitals, bakeries and markets, UN  human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Friday, which said the three-month campaign has displaced more than 400,000 people.

The targets of the attacks were “civilian objects, and it seems highly unlikely, given the persistent pattern of such attacks, that they are all being hit by accident,” she said in a statement.

Backed by its main ally, Russia, the Syrian government began its offensive against the rebel enclave in northwest Syria – the last area of active opposition to President Bashar al-Assad – at the end of April, saying it was responding to violations of a ceasefire.

Since then, “more than 400,000 people have been displaced,” David Swanson, spokesman for the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs (OCHA), said on Friday.


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