354 Civilians Killed In Syria In May 2018
A total of 354 civilians were killed in Syria throughout May 2018, including 97 children and 52 women, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). A total of 4,166 civilians have now been killed in Syria since the start of 2018.
For the second month, Syria has seen a significant drop in civilian deaths, mostly due to the Syrian Regime forces having control of key areas, including Eastern Ghouta and Aleppo. Regime forces in the second half of this month also took over most of the areas in the northern suburbs of Homs, removing most of its residents.
Despite the significant drop in killings, there was a rise in IED bombings and gunshot killing according to the SNHR. Most of which took place in Idlib, leading to the highest civilian deaths of any city in Syria this month, killing a total of 93 civilians.
The largest death tolls this month came at the hands of other parties. The SNHR categorizes these deaths to include victims killed by parties who they could not identify the source of the bombings, gunfire or perpetrator. Also included this month in this category were victims of the Turkish, Jordan and Lebanese forces.
Since the start of 2018, 4,166 civilians have been killed in Syria, 74% of which were at the hands of the Syrian Regime and their Russian allies.
-Government forces: 107
- Russian forces: 25
- ISIS: 17
- Armed opposition factions: 7
- International Coalition forces: 56
- Other Parties: 128
- Kurdish Forces: 14