Friday, November 18, 2016

Aleppo Deaths Pass 1000 Since The Collapse Of September's Ceasefire

CNN: Aleppo deaths pass 1,000 since brief ceasefire collapsed

(CNN)More than 1,000 people have died in airstrikes and shelling in the Syrian city of Aleppo since a short-lived ceasefire broke down 60 days ago, according to a UK-based monitoring group.

The figure includes deaths in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, in government-controlled western Aleppo and in the surrounding countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday.

The group's tally comes as Russian-backed Syrian government forces once again pummel eastern Aleppo.

The weeklong ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia collapsed in the early hours of September 19, according to the observatory.

Of the 1,086 dead the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented across the city since then, 231 were children and 98 were women.

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WNU Editor: I suspect that this number is probably higher. As for the future .... I cannot help but feel that this winter is going to be the worst for Aleppo .... especially in the rebel controlled part of the city.

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