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Thousands of schools targeted by regime

BEIRUT: Nearly 4,000 schools have been deliberately targeted by the Syrian regime, according to a new report from pro-opposition group the Syrian Network for Human Rights. 

The group has documented at least 3,878 schools that have been hit by barrel bombs or guided missiles, the report says. 

All of the incidents were corroborated with eyewitness accounts and, where possible, video or photographic evidence. 

In one recent attack, the Ain Jalout School in Aleppo was targeted by planes “without any prior warning or reasonable cause,” the report says. 

The attack on April 30 killed 17 children and three adults and was the second time the school had been targeted. The network’s “team couldn’t find any military target near the school.”

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 09, 2014, on page 8.
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