192 Civilians Killed In September 2018:
A total of 192 civilians were killed in Syria throughout September 2018, including 47 children and 14 women, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). A total of 6,228 civilians have now been killed in Syria since the start of 2018.
The highest death tolls this month were at the hands of the Syrian Regime, including 13 children and three women. The death toll also included 41 victims who died from torture. Other death tolls include 20 deaths from Kurdish forces, and 18 deaths due to ISIS forces. Also notable are the 17 deaths at the hands of Russian Forces.
The highest death tolls happened in Dier Ez-Zour, 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.
Idlib also saw a high death toll this month, with 17 of the thirty deaths at the hands of Russian Forces, and 9 at the hands of the Syrian Regime forces.
September is part of a continual drop in death tolls, but there have still been a notable numbers of deaths over the past few month. The SNHR calls on the Security Council to take additional steps for resolution 2139 that has been adopted. Also, the report stresses that the Syrian case should be referred to the International Criminal Court and all those who were involved should be held accountable, including the Russian regime whose involvement in war crimes have been proven.
-Government forces: 78
- Russian forces: 17
- ISIS: 18
- Armed opposition factions: 3
- Other Parties: 56
- Kurdish Forces: 20