Rights group accuses Syria government of some 1,450 air attacks

February 24, 2015 7:06 PM

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Rights group accuses Syria government of some 1,450 air attacks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-based human rights group accused the Syrian government on Tuesday of launching aerial attacks that have killed or injured thousands of civilians in the past 11 months of the country's four-year civil war.

Human Rights Watch said Syria carried out at least 1,450 indiscriminate attacks from the air, often using barrel bombs, which are containers packed with explosives and projectiles that are dropped from helicopters.

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