116 killed by Syrian government forces during Eid

The dead included 37 women and children, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights

116 killed by Syrian government forces during Eid


At least 116 people were killed by government forces in fighting across Syria during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, opposition activists have said.

The deaths included 21 children and 16 women, according to the London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights.

According to a statement from the group, the three-day festivities to mark the end of Ramadan saw attacks in Aleppo, Deraa and Idlib.

Syria has been gripped by violence since the regime launched a crackdown in response to anti-government protests in March 2011. The network said 126,534 have been killed since.

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