848 Civilians Killed in June 2017
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) recently published a report detailing the death tolls in Syria throughout June 2017. The total deaths included 848 civilian victims.
The largest civilian causalities were at the hands of Syrian Regime Forces and International Coalition Forces, with Russian forces distributing significantly less than usual deaths than normal, keeping to the de-escalation agreement of May 2017.
Syrian Regime Forces was the largest perpetrator with a total of 278 civilians, including 43 children and 36 women throughout the month of June. The second largest portion of civilian casualties were at the hands of International Coalition Forces, with a total of 265 civilians, including 45 women and 64 children.
The report emphasizes that Syrian-Russian alliance forces have violated the international human rights laws. Evidences and proofs, according to hundreds of eyewitnesses’ accounts in this report, suggest that 90% at least of the widespread and single attacks were directed against civilians and civilian facilities.
The death tolls perpetrated by ISIS is also noteworthy. The report shows that ISIS killed at least 143 civilians this month, including 41 children and six women.
While killing increase this month after the de-escalation zones agreement in May 2017, the SNHR report hopes that agreement sees a good commitment, so it becomes a stronger foundation on which a political process would be built that would fulfill justice for the victims, and hold all the perpetrators accountable for their violations; most pressingly the party that was primarily responsible for the dire situation that Syria have come into: the current ruling regime who has perpetrated roughly 90% of all violations against the Syrian people.
- Government forces: 278
- Russian forces: 21
- ISIS: 143
- Armed opposition factions: 17
- International Coalition forces: 265
- Other Parties: 47
- Kurdish Forces: 77