Air raids on Syria`s Aleppo kill almost 2,000 in 2014

Barrel bombings and other Syrian government air raids on rebel districts of Aleppo and surrounding areas have killed 1,963 civilians since January, including 567 children, a monitoring group said Friday.

AFP| Last Updated: May 30, 2014, 14:32 PM IST

Beirut: Barrel bombings and other Syrian government air raids on rebel districts of Aleppo and surrounding areas have killed 1,963 civilians since January, including 567 children, a monitoring group said Friday.

A total of 283 women were also among those confirmed killed in the air strikes, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which relies on a network of medics and activists on the ground for its reports.
The use of the munitions -- which are unguided and cannot be directed against military targets -- has been condemned by the international community and human rights groups.