Aleppo air raids kill almost 2,000 in 2014
Barrel bombings and other Syrian government air raids on rebel districts of Aleppo have killed 1,963 civilians since the beginning of the year, a monitoring group said Friday, according to Agence France-Presse.
A total of 567 children and 283 women were among those confirmed killed in the air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The reports are based on a network of medics and activists on the ground, Al Arabiya reported.
The victims it documented were killed between January 1 and Thursday night in rebel-held areas of the northern city and the surrounding countryside, the Britain-based monitoring group said.
Control of Aleppo, Syria's former commercial hub, has been divided since a rebel offensive in 2012.
Government aircraft launched a bombing campaign against rebel-held districts in the east in mid-December, frequently dropping shrapnel-packed barrel bombs.