The military operations which the Turkish army began against ISIS and the PKK in Syria on 24/7/2015, have led to a halt in the dropping of explosive barrels on Aleppo. The province has not witnessed any airstrikes since the beginning of the Turkish operations and until today.
The stopping of the barrels falling on Aleppo has greatly decreased the number of victims in the province, in addition to the number of victims in Syria as a whole, especially as Aleppo has had the greatest number of victims amongst all Syrian provinces in the last nine months with the exception of last April, in which Idlib had the highest number of victims.
According to the daily count of victims which SHRC undertakes, the number of victims in Aleppo since 24/72015 have been reduced to record numbers compared to the usual rates of the province in the past two years. The victims that have fallen so far have been for reasons other than air raids.
However, the Turkish authorities have not yet announced the implementation of a safe zone in Aleppo, despite its mention on media in the past couple of days.
Air raids on the city of Aleppo have not stopped since the end of 2012 except in early 2014 when snow storms hit the region.
The use of barrels has continued in Idlib and Latakkia, whilst Daraa is currently witnessed a great reduction in barrel attacks.