The last month of 2018 witnessed more bloodshed with the death of more than 1500 people about half of them were civilians

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 1506 people in December 2018, and they were distributed as follows:

Civilian casualties: 710 people including 27 children under the age of eighteen, and 14 women over the age of eighteen, and they were killed as follows:

4 citizens including a child were killed in shelling by the regime forces.

2 citizens were killed under torture in Syrian security prisons.

9 citizens including 2 children and a woman were killed by the factions.

600 persons were executed by the “Islamic State” organization.

2 citizens including a child were killed by the Turkish border guards.

53 including 20 children and 11 citizen women were killed in airstrikes by International Coalition.

24 citizens including 2 children and a woman were killed in unknown circumstances.

One baby girl died due to bad health condition and the lack of necessary treatment.

15 citizens including a child and a woman were killed in the explosion of booby-trapped vehicles.

Syrian fighters of Islamic and repel factions and the SDF and other movements and organizations: 361

The regime forces: 47

Members of the Popular Committees, and the National Defense Forces, and militiamen loyal to the regime forces of Syrian nationalities: 58

Fighters of militiamen loyal to the regime of non-Syrian nationalities mostly of Shiite people: 13

Unidentified people: 14

Fighters of Islamic and repel factions and ISIS and Nusra Front (Qaeda organization of the Levant), and Mujahedeen and al-Ansar Army and Islamic Turkestan Party of non-Syrian nationalities: 303

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 6 massacres during December 2018, which left 50 civilian casualties including 20 children and 12 citizen women, where the International Coalition warplanes carried out 5 massacres which killed 45 citizens including 20 children and 11 citizen women, while a massacre took place in a booby-trapped vehicle explosion, which claimed the lives of 5 citizens including a woman.

And despite the conferences calling for dialogue and solution, and the UNSC resolution and the unreal truces, the bloodshed continues on the Syrian territory and the killing and fighting continues without peace, and the cease-fire truces are only breaks between the conflicting parties in Syrian, where some parties were winners and others lost influence and control, so, we in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reiterates our calls for the international parties to do their utmost efforts to stop the bloodshed of the Syrian people, who faced tyranny and injustice to reach a state of justice, democracy, freedom and equality, and we the Syrian Observatory pledge to continue to monitor and document the massacres, violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against the Syrian people, in addition to the publication  of statistics about them in order to stop the perpetration of these crimes, violations and atrocities against the Syrian people, and to refer the perpetrators of these violations to the concerned courts of the state, so as not to escape their punishment for the crimes they committed against the people who was and still dream of having a state of democracy, freedom, justice and equality for all components of the Syrian people.

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