The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) recently published a report detailing the death toll in Syria throughout March 2017. The total deaths included 1134 civilian victims. Over 641 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 International Coalition Forces this month. The Syrian Regime was the largest perpetrator with a total of 417 civilians, including 61 children and 42 women throughout March 2017. The second largest portion of civilian casualties were at the hands of International Coalition Forces, with a total of 180 civilians, including 9 women and 18 children.
In addition to the largest killers in Syria, the Russian Regime and ISIS played a significant role in the casualties this month, The Russian forces were documented as killing 224 civilians including 51 children and 42 women. ISIS forces were recorded killing 119 civilians, including 19 children and 9 women.
This report also documents that 84 civilians this month drown fleeing by sea from the bombings in Syria. The SNHR was not able to identify the perpetrators of these, or bullets or landmines.
The SNHR report emphasizes that " Syrian-Russian alliance forces have violated the international human rights law which guarantees the right to life" They continue by illustrating that at least "90% of the widespread and single attacks were directed against civilians and civilian facilities."
- Government forces: 417
- Russian forces: 224
- ISIS: 119
- Armed opposition factions: 14
- International Coalition forces: 260
- Other Parties: 84
- Kurdish Forces: 11
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