BEIRUT — A Syrian human rights group says more than 400 people have been killed during a government bombardment of rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo, and more than one-quarter of the victims are children.
Rami Abdurrahman of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday they counted 401 people killed in 11 continuous days of government bombing of Syria’s largest city and its province, including 117 children.
Abdurrahman said the toll is one of the highest, and with the most civilian casualties, of any government assault in Syria’s three-year conflict. The toll is so high because the government was hurling imprecisely aimed, explosive-laden barrels over residential areas, he said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.