50 killed by gov't forces in Syria Saturday: Watchdog

تم نشره في Sun 23 February / Feb 2014. 12:13 PM - آخر تعديل في Sun 23 February / Feb 2014. 12:14 PM
  • In this photo dated February 21, 2014, volunteers carry aid boxes into the the Palestinian refugees camp, Yarmouk, in Syria. (AA)

DAMASCUS – Syrian regime forces killed 50 people, including 11 children and 5 women, in operations Saturday, according to a watchdog.

The London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights Watchdog (SNHR) said in a statement Sunday that President Bashar Assad’s forces raided opposition-controlled areas from the air, killing 21 people in Aleppo, 7 in Quneitra, 6 in Daraa, 5 in Hama, 4 each in Idlib and Homs, 3 in the suburbs of Damascus.

The opposition Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) said in a statement that fierce clashes had taken place between Syrian regime forces and the Syrian Islamic Front in Aleppo’s military airport area and Azize village, which is in the south of the city.

SRGC claimed that Syrian army helicopters dropped barrel bombs in opposition-held Aleppo, and clashes had occurred between the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant and the Syrian Islamic Front. 

It was also reported in the statement that regime forces attacked Damascus’s Douma, Daraya, Zemelka, Arbin, Yarbroud and Jobar areas with artillery and rocket fire, and intense clashes also took place between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and regime forces.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army targeted Idlib, Hama and Homs - controlled by armed opposition groups - with warcraft, and army helicopters dropped barrel bombs in Latakia’s Jabal Turkmen and Jabal al Akrad region.

Syria's state-run SANA news agency reported that security forces killed members of armed groups and destroyed their vehicles in Hama, Homs, Idlib and in the suburbs of Damascus. (AA)