Syria Strikes Again

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On Nov. 6 another Syrian government airstrike occurred. This strike targeted a rebel town near Damascus, allegedly killing at least nine people including three children, as stated by the Associated Press.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Associated Press, there is a high chance that more were found dead in an airstrike in Saqba. This airstrike hit a residential building in the town.

From The New York Times
From The New York Times

The war in Syria has been going on for about four years now. Airstrikes have become a commonality in Syria, killing thousands of people. A lot of airstrikes from government forces have occurred near Saqba to ward off rebels who are fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad.

The civil war has had a huge effect on Syria. On Aug. 22, the New York Times reported that the death toll from the civil war reached over 191,000 from March 2011 to April 2014. The report goes on to say that the death toll had nearly doubled from the last report about the first two years of the conflict. If the war continues, it is likely that the death toll will keep increasing.

 

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