The Russian intervention doubles regime’s area size in Syria and kills more than 5700 child, women and men by air and missile strikes in 2 consecutive years
Today the 30th of September 2017, Russia’s intervention in Syria and its participation in the direct military operations on the Syrian territory have completed the 2nd year, since it started its airstrikes on the 30th of September 2015, this participation enabled the regime forces to achieve a wide advancement within Syria at the expense of the “Islamic State” organization and the rebel and Islamic factions, where the regime forces now control more than 48% of Syria’s land, after they used to control only about 22% of Syria’s area back in the last months of 2015.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was able to document since the 30th of September 2015 until today the 30th of September 2017; the death of 13854 civilians and fighters of the rebel and Islamic Factions, Fath al-Sham Front (al-Nusra Front formerly) and the “Islamic state” organization, who were killed by thousands of airstrikes which targeted several provinces of Syria,.
And the casualties of 24 months were:
– 1399 children below the age of eighteen, 825 citizen women over the age of eighteen and 3479 males over the age of eighteen.
– 4258 members of the “Islamic state” organization.
– 3893 fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions, Fath al-Sham Front, the Islamic Turkestan Party and fighters of Arab and foreign nationalities.
It is worth mentioning that Russia recently used the “Thermite” substance in their airstrikes, which is composed of aluminum powder and iron oxide, and causes burns because it continues to ignite for about 180 seconds, and it is inside the bombs used by Russian warplanes in recent weeks of bombing the Syrian territory, it is a cluster incendiary bombs, its type is “RBK-500 ZAB 2.5 SM” which weighs about 500 kg (about 1100 pounds) dropped by the military aircrafts, and carry small sized bombs anti-individuals and anti-vehicles of the type ((AO 2.5 RTM)), between 50 -110 small sized bombs stuffed with “Thermite”, which outpour out of it when they explode, the range of this anti-individuals and anti-vehicles bombs is between 20-30 meters.
We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and through publishing the documented statistics of human losses, which the civilian Syrians are their main victims due to the military operations in Syria, in addition to documenting the war crimes and the crimes against humanity which are continuously committed in Syria, we are also seeking to send a message to the international community, carried through the cries and pain of the Syrian people, perhaps these shocking statistics, cries and pain may move the conscience of this community to act for the immediate sopping of the ongoing murders against the Syrian citizens, and to bring the criminals to the specialized international courts, so they get their punishment.