1014 Civilians Killed in April 2017
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) recently published a report detailing the death toll in Syria throughout April 2017. The total deaths included 1014 civilian victims. Over 719 of which at the hands of the Syrian Regime and Russian forces.
The largest civilian causalities were at the hands of the Syrian Regime and Russian Forces this month. The Syrian Regime was the largest perpetrator with a total of 486 civilians, including 98 children and 82 women throughout the month of April.
The second largest portion of civilian casualties were at the hands of Russian Forces, with a total of 233 civilians, including 40 women and 87 children. The report also notes that ISIS killed a total of 87 civilians, including 24 children and 11 women.
This month saw an increase in deaths at the hands of the Russian regime, after two month of a decrease in their civilian casualties in Syria. In addition the SNHR suggests that, “90% of the widespread and single attacks were directed against civilians and civilian facilities” by the Syrian and Russian forces.
The SNHR report also included the deaths of those who drown at sea while feeling the conflict in Syria. The report concludes that 79 civilians total drown, including 11 children and 17 women.
The SNHR report emphasizes that to stop the weaponry of the Syrian Regime, the Security Council must, “apply pressure on the states that support the Syrian regime forces such as Russia, Iran and Lebanon.”
- Government forces: 486
- Russian forces: 233
- ISIS: 87
- Armed opposition factions: 25
- International Coalition forces: 86
- Other Parties: 79
- Kurdish Forces: 18
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