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Aleppo Under Siege: The impact of airstrikes revealed

This week, ITV News will be continuing its coverage of the ongoing conflict in Syria with a focus on the besieged area of eastern Aleppo and the plight of the city's 250,000 residents.

Despite international condemnation of intense airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russia, which led to the bombing of Aleppo's biggest hospital, their bombardment has continued.

In a 24-hour period between October 4 and 5, according to data supplied by IHS Janes Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, there were:

11
airstrikes carried out in Aleppo by Syrian forces and Russia
8
people were killed
Smoke seen rising from Bustan al-Basha in Aleppo on October 5. Credit: Reuters
Many people are displaced in Syria as they seek safety. Credit: Reuters
Rebel fighters drive past damaged buildings. Credit: Reuters
  • Airstrikes

In the year to date (January 1, 2016 to October 5, 2016), there have been 3,695 airstrikes in Syria.

Of these airstrikes, 2,932 were conducted by Russian and Syrian forces - the remainder were carried out by the US-led coalition and Turkey.

2,157
The number of deaths from airstrikes in Syria between 1 January and 5 October

Of the 2,932 airstrikes carried out by Russia and Syrian forces, 1,162 were carried out in Aleppo.

  • Death toll
An ambulance drives past damaged buildings. Credit: Reuters

Of the 2,157 deaths in Syria, in the year to date:

  • 1,143 were civilians
  • 121 militants
  • 891 unidentified
  • 2 pro-government militiamen inadvertently killed in Russian airstrikes

Source: IHS Janes Terrorism and Insurgency Centre uses open source data to build its global database of terrorist and insurgent events.

Information from social media that could not be verified through conventional and trusted news sources is not included in the data.