Kerry had made clear the United States wanted Russia to apply pressure to the Assad government to get it to stop “indiscriminate aerial attacks” in Aleppo, a spokesperson said.
Monitors compiled the list dating back to the declaration of ISIS in June 2014, showing regular beheadings, shootings, stonings and other methods of murder such as throwing people off buildings and setting them on fire.
German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference the destruction was targeted and therefore constituted the “murder of a huge number of civilians”.
The British-based Observatory said 31 people were killed as a result of air strikes on several areas of opposition-held Aleppo on Thursday.
Rebel rocket and artillery fire on government-held neighbourhoods killed 18 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, controls the cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria and is proving a potent threat abroad
While the Syrian conflict has been the major driver of the migration, people have been fleeing war, abuses and poverty in other countries as well.
French Defence minister Le Drian says the goals of the US-led coalition are that Mosul, in Iraq, and the northern Syrian town of Raqqa, which serves as the IS capital, “fall before the end of the year.”
In October last year, ISIS destroyed the 20-foot ‘Arch of Triumph’, which had been described as the “jewel in the collection” at the Palmyra site.
With fighting surging around Syria’s second city Aleppo and negotiations in Geneva stalled over the fate of President Bashar al-Assad, the opposition said they had had enough.
Fate of millions of refugees depends on whether the ceasefire can lead to a peace process
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, six civilians were killed and eight wounded in regime air strikes on rebel-held eastern parts of Aleppo city on Saturday.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting between IS and government forces is concentrated in areas east of the town of Khanaser
US officials have complained that Russian jets are still flying in support of Syrian forces
Damascus says the vote, which will only be held in areas controlled by the government, is constitutional and separate from the peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending the war.