948 killed in a month of north-west Syria violence

A spike in violence in north-west Syria has killed 948 people in a month, almost a third of them civilians, AFP reported Friday (May 31st).

Since April 30th, Syrian regime and Russian fire has killed 288 civilians including 67 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Extremist rocket fire has killed a further 22 civilians, including 10 children in regime-held territory, the Observatory said.

Bombardment and clashes on the periphery of the Idlib region, largely controlled by Tahrir al-Sham, have taken the lives of 369 extremists and allied fighters, as well as 269 fighters on the regime's side.

The UN says roughly 270,000 people have been displaced by the fighting since late April, and aid agencies have been forced to halt work in some areas.

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