International Coalition Forces Kill 649 People In Syria Victims Include 244 Children and 132 Women
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) has reported that International Coalitions have killed 649 people in Syria, including 244 children and 132 women. International Coalitions began entering Syria on September 23, 2016 in hopes of defeating ISIS, however their attacks have resulted in high civilian causalities.
The SNHR notes that the only way to truly defeat ISIS is not by attacking civilians, but to ally with the Syrian people as a whole. "Supporting a group within a given society will establish for and lead to a long-term social quarrel and make the other components of this society see this group as a traitor" reports the SNHR in response to the International Coalition forces primarily supporting only the Kurdish forces.
“The international coalition will not be able to defeat ISIS even if they lost all of their lands as long as there are existents producers which are, primarily, the oppressive regimes that dedicate the state’s resources to demean their people and stand behind sectarian and bloodthirsty slogans. Even a military success won’t be possible unless social segments (and not sectarian or ethnic) were involved in the fight against ISIS” says Fadel Abdul Ghani, chairman of SNHR.
The SNHR report highlights 46 incidents in which International Coalition forces have targeted civilian facilities, resulting in civilian causalities in 28 of those incidents. Attacks have caused civilian injuries and have left facilities greatly damaged in addition to those lives lost. In some cases, the attacks have damaged civilian facilities beyond repair.
The SNHR reports that International Coalitions have to respect international humanitarian law to stop civilian casualties. A series of investigations is also needed to document and expose human rights violations by International Coalitions.