Syria: More than five hundred civilians killed in one week
Written by Morenike Adebayo on August 22, 2016
More than five hundred Syrian civilians have been killed in a single week, mostly in government and Russian air raids and shelling, across several cities in the war-torn country.
Casualty figures released at the weekend by the Local Coordination Committees (LCC), a grassroots network of activists in Syria, recorded five hundred and eight civilians killed between the thirteenth and nineteenth of August, including ninety-six children and seventy-three women. Most of the deaths occurred in Russian and Syrian aerial bombardment across Aleppo, Idlib, Damascus, and Hama, according to the LCC.