Syrian ballistic missiles killed 141 civilians, says HRW

By REUTERS
February 26, 2013 12:17

BEIRUT - The Syrian military has stepped up ballistic missile strikes on rebel-held areas, including four attacks in the north last week that killed more than 141 people, including 71 children, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

"I have visited many attack sites in Syria, but have never seen such destruction," said Ole Solvang, emergencies researcher at the New York-based group, who has inspected the four areas.

"Just when you think things can't get any worse, the Syrian government finds ways to escalate its killing tactics."

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi denied on Sunday that the government was using Scud missiles in the conflict, the Russia Today Arabic website reported.


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