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More than 100 killed in Syria over last three days: NGO

Casualties include women, children, according to Syrian Network for Human Rights

Maımaıtımıng Yılıxıatı   | 28.02.2018
More than 100 killed in Syria over last three days: NGO

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By Adham Kako

ANKARA

More than 100 people have been killed in Syria in the 72 hours since the UN Security Council endorsed a 30-day ceasefire, according to a U.K.-based rights group.

In a report released Wednesday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said a total of 107 people -- including 18 women and 34 children -- had been killed across the war-torn country over the last three days.

According to the SNHR, 83 of these were killed in attacks by the Assad regime in the province of Idlib and the Eastern Ghouta district, a suburb of Damascus.

Regime attacks in these areas had targeted several civilian sites, including mosques and marketplaces, the report states.

It goes on to assert that regime forces had used internationally-banned weapons, including barrel bombs, to carry out 47 attacks in the rural outskirts of both Damascus and Hama.

The rights group blamed the remaining 24 deaths on airstrikes carried out by a U.S.-led coalition drawn up to fight the Daesh terrorist organization, along with little-known armed groups operating in different parts of the country.

On Saturday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria.

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