60 Children Killed in 1 Week of Syrian Air Raids

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian regime airstrikes have killed 182 people, including 60 children under the age of 18, over the past week.

Rami Abdel-Rahman, Observatory Director, said on Monday in Beirut that they have been able to document the martyrdom of 182 civilians, including 60 children, 38 women and 84 men, as a result of strikes by warplanes and helicopters during the past seven days.

He added that 300 other civilians were also wounded.

Abdel-Rahman said Syrian government forces have carried out 602 air raids on rebel-held areas since last Sunday.

He said elsewhere, members of the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front launched a major assault on the northern city of Idlib.

“The attack was carried out by some rebels inside the city and others from al-Nusra Front who were positioned outside Idlib, mainly on its outskirts,” he said.

Abdel-Rahman said four suicide bombers blew themselves up at on army checkpoint at the outskirts of the city, a regime hold-out in the rebel-dominated north-western province, killing at least 10 troops.

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