886 Civilians Killed In July 2018: A Majority Due to Torture by the Syrian Regime
A total of 886 civilians were killed in Syria throughout July 2018, including 74 children and 56 women, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). A total of 5,645 civilians have now been killed in Syria since the start of 2018.
The death tolls due to torture were on the rise again this month, including 542 civilians tortured to death by the Syrian Regime. This month, reports also broke that just under 82,000 Syrian Citizens who were forcibly disappeared by the Syrian Regime, have been pronounced dead by the civil registration offices in Syria.
The Syrian Regime had the highest death tolls this month, with a total of 684 civilians, including 27 children and 32 women. July saw a significant increase in killing by the Syrian Regime compared to the previous months.
While the world took a blind eye, claiming the Syrian war was over, the Syrian-Russian alliance continued it's offensive to gain back remaining territory in Syria they do not control. The SNHR reports that thousands were displaced along the Jordanian border due to the offensive.
The SNHR also reports that despite having control over most of Syria at this point, the Syrian Regime continued to commit violations against civilians even in territories they have gained back, especially in Southern Syria. Civilian in that area face displacement and starvation as a result.
The rise in death tolls and torture point to the Syrian Regime not letting up on crimes against civilians, despite gaining back a majority of control over Syria. The SNHR and other such organizations have called on the International Community to step in and protect civilians who continue to be victimized by the Syrian Regime. Death Tolls: -Government forces: 684 - Russian forces: 6 - ISIS: 87 - Armed opposition factions: 9 - International Coalition forces: 10 - Other Parties: 79 - Kurdish Forces: 11