167 Civilians Killed In October 2018:
A total of 167 civilians were killed in Syria throughout October 2018, including 48 children and 13 women, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). A total of 6,395 civilians have now been killed in Syria since the start of 2018.
The highest death tolls were mostly at the hands of other parties, which SNHR lists as people who were killed in bombings that they could not identify their perpetrators, gunfire of unknown sources and landmines of unknown sources, in addition to victims who died in fires and by the indiscriminate shelling of the Turkish land and air forces, as well as victims who were killed by Jordanian and Lebanese forces. The total civilians killed by other parties include 49 civilians with 13 children.
October saw the lowest death tolls since the start of 2018 since most military operations by the Syrian regime and Russian forces have stopped. However, there has been in increase in international coalition deaths, as international forces escalate their presence in ISIS held areas within Syria. Leading to 43 civilian death tolls at international hands.
The SNHR does note that their has been a rise in civilian deaths due to medical conditions. They note high deaths in Rokban Camp in Homs seeing high deaths. This points to lack of government action to aid those civilians in Syria despite having made claims the war is over.
-Government forces: 42
- ISIS: 19
- Other Parties: 49
- Kurdish Forces: 12
Armed Factions: 2