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Clashes in Syria kill more than 180 people in one day

Arab World Materials 23 August 2012 10:00 (UTC +04:00)
The clashes between the Free Syrian Army and government forces over the past day killed at least 182 people, Al Jazeera channel reports on Thursday.
Clashes in Syria kill more than 180 people in one day

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 23 /Trend A.Taghiyeva/

The clashes between the Free Syrian Army and government forces over the past day killed at least 182 people, Al Jazeera channel reports on Thursday.

There are many women and children among the victims. Most of them are residents of Damascus and Aleppo.

Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for about 17 months.

According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is nearing 20,000 people. More than 230,000 people became refugees. About three million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say that they oppose the well-armed militants.

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