Syria university attacked, at least 83 killed

By Xingye Li,

Violence continues in Syria. Right after at least 26 children were killed on Monday, two explosions in University of Aleppo on Tuesday caused at least 83 people dead, dozens wounded.

BBC News reported that the explosions hit the area between the University’s halls of residence and the architecture faculty. It is students’ first day of exams on university. The number of death is not clear yet. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 83 were dead, while Aleppo’s government put the death toll at 82.

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city has become the center of conflict between government and the opposition forces in last two year’s conflict. No one is taking responsibility for the attack and each side blamed the other. According to the AP, state TV said “terrorists” had fired two rockets at school, while activists accused government of “ground-to-ground” missiles.

The continuing violence attracted attention from the world. More than 50 countries asked the United Nations Security Council on Monday to refer the crisis to the court, which prosecutes people for genocide and war crimes. But Russia called it in a statement “ill-timed and counterproductive," reported Reuters



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