ALEPPO, Syria (AA) – At least 76 people, including 16 children and eight women, have been killed in air and ground operations across Syria by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, opposition activists have said.
The London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights watchdog said Saturday that 76 people had been killed in Aleppo, Latakia, Deir ez-Zor, Daraa, Idlib, Hama and Homs.
Meanwhile, the Syrian official news agency SANA said Assad’s forces had killed militants in eastern Aleppo, Homs, Idlib and Deraa.
Syria has been gripped by constant fighting since the regime launched a violent crackdown in response to anti-government protests in March 2011, triggering a conflict which has spiraled into a civil war.
The UN has stopped updating its death toll for the country saying an official count had become too difficult to verify.
At least 100,000 deaths were recorded in the last official count in July 2013.
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