ALEPPO, Syria — At least 70 people were killed on Monday in air and ground operations across Syria carried out by President Bashar al-Assad's regime forces, opposition activists have claimed.
Thirty six were killed in Aleppo, 13 in Hama, eight in Idlib, seven in Homs, four in the suburbs of Damascus, and one each in Deir-ez Zor and Quneitra, the London-based watchdog Syrian Network for Human Rights said.
Meanwhile, the Syrian government's official news agency SANA claimed security forces "neutralized" a large number of armed groups during operations in Aleppo, Daraa, Homs and Idlib.
More than 100,000 people have been killed during the ongoing three-year conflict in Syria, which has also internally displaced more than 6.5 million people, according to the U.N.
Over two million Syrians are now registered as refugees in neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.