U.N. says Syria air strikes killed at least 100 civilians in past 10 days

Jul 27, 2019, 10.40 AM (IST)
Airstrikes by the Syrian government and its allies on schools, hospitals, markets, and bakeries have killed at least 103 civilians in the past 10 days, including 26 children, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Friday (July 26) read out by one of her spokesman. "These are civilian objects, and it seems highly unlikely, given the persistent pattern of such attacks, that they are all being hit by accident," OHCHR spokesman Rupert Colville told a news briefing in Geneva, adding that the rising toll had been met with "apparent international indifference." The government began its offensive against the rebel enclave in northwest Syria, the last area of active insurgent opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, at the end of April, saying it was responding to violations of a truce.