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Last February, 15 people were killed during an Israeli strike on Damascus, which targeted a neighborhood housing the headquarters of several security services, according to the OSDH.

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At least 4,360 people, including nearly 1,900 civilians, have been killed in 2023 in the dragging conflict in Syria since 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) announced on Sunday.

Last year, the Observatory presented a death toll of 3,825, the lowest since the start of the war in Syria.

Among the victims in 2023 are 1,889 civilians, including 241 women and 307 children, according to the NGO based in the United Kingdom, but with a vast network of sources in Syria.

After years of fighting and deadly bombings, which resulted from the regime's brutal repression of anti-government protests in 2011, clashes have diminished.

Des occasional and sporadic fighting takes place, in addition to jihadist attacks, mainly in the east of the country.

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Deraa is regularly shaken by attacks. (Archive photo)

Syria: the gears of war

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The conflict in Syria has left more than half a million dead since 2011 and has divided the country where several powers and actors are involved.

The regime of Bashar al-Assad has regained control of a large part of the territory with the support of its Russian and Iranian allies, but Syrian Kurdish forces control large areas of the north and northeast.

Approximately half of Idlib province [northwest] and areas bordering the neighboring provinces of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia are dominated by the jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and rebel factions, supported to varying degrees by Turkey.

The Idlib region is subject to a ceasefire negotiated by Russia and Turkey after a regime offensive in March 2020, but which has been violated on several occasions.

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Archive photo)

On Saturday, eight people, including three civilians, were killed in Israeli strikes against the Aleppo airport area located in the eponymous province , and which is controlled by the regime's forces, the OSDH indicated on Sunday in a final assessment.

Among the victims, there are five pro-Iran fighters, including a Syrian and his wife, his son and his nephew, added the NGO.

In eastern Syria, 25 fighters affiliated with Iran were also killed on Saturday in probably Israeli airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Republic said on Sunday. #x27;OSDH revising upwards a previous death toll of 23.

Among those killed are five Syrians, six Iraqis, four members of Lebanese Hezbollah and ten other non-Syrian fighters, according to the same source.

Israel has intensified its strikes in Syria since the attack without precedent of the Palestinian movement Hamas on October 7 on its territory, but rarely claims them.

He has repeatedly declared that he would not allow its sworn enemy, Iran, to expand its presence in Syria, in particular via militias or armed groups like Hezbollah.

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