The Russian warplanes supporting the regime, have not stopped to kill more Syrian citizens, and the ongoing killing failed all the attempts to show Russia as a pacifist, but the Russian hands appeared as if they are mired in Syrian blood, as it signed truces and agreements with the first hand, and kills citizens with the other, thus, its warplanes struck the Syrian land, which caused thousands of casualties and wounded in 31 months of its participation in the direct military operations on the Syrian territory, since the start of its strikes on the 30th of September 2015, until the 30th of April 2018, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was able to document the death of 17356 civilians and fighters of the rebel and Islamic Factions, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham (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 31 months of the Russian bombardment were:
– 1851 children under the age of eighteen, 1140 citizen women over the age of eighteen and 4723 males and young men.
– 4893 members of the “Islamic state” organization.
– 4749 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.
On the other hand, the regime’s warplanes and Helicopters have finished their 6th months of the 4th consecutive year of escalating their shelling on the Syrian territory from east to west and from north to south, targeting the Syrian cities, towns, villages and farms, by tens of thousands of explosive barrels and raids, which cause great destruction in the infrastructure and the public facilities and material damage to the property of the citizens, leaving human losses in every time, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented since the 20th October 2014 until the 30th of April 2018, more than 129567 raids at least, carried out by the warplanes and helicopter of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, where the helicopters bombed the Syrian Territory by more than 66739 barrel bombs, while the warplanes carried out 62828 raids at least.
This violent bombardment during the 42nd month, has killed thousands and injured tens of thousands, in tens of massacres witnessed in the Syrian cities and areas, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented since the 20th of October 2014 until the 30th of April 2018, the death of 12927 civilian citizens, they are 2953 children under the age of eighteen, 1961 citizen women over the age of eighteen and 8013 men, all were killed the bombardment by warplanes and helicopters, in addition to the killing, they have also injured more than 75000 other civilians, during 42 months, thousands of them have amputated limbs and permanent disabilities.
The raids, airstrikes and bombing also resulted in to the death of at least 7260 fighters from the rebel and Islamic factions, Fath al-Sham Front, the “Islamic state”, the Islamic Turkestan Party and several other factions. The raids, airstrikes and bombing also injured thousands of others.
While the death toll of civilians who were killed in airstrikes by warplanes and helicopters of the regime of Bashar al-Assad since the beginning of the revolution in March 2011 until the 30th of April 2018; have reached 25455 civilian casualties, they were: 5698 children under the age of eighteen, 3619 citizen women over the age of eighteen and 16138 men.
We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, although the Russian side is continuing to declare allegations and lies which assert that its warplanes and rocket strikes did never kill citizens, still see that the Russian Federation – the permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), is still continuing to kill Syrian citizens, amid the continuation of the International Community’s silence and ignorance about these massacres and crimes committed against the Syrian people, by Russia, which it carries out under the pretext of fighting “terrorism”, while the International Community did nothing except media condemnations through it and through its United Nations special envoy to Syria about the ongoing crimes committed against the Syrian people, and we, through publishing the documented statistics of human losses, which the civilian Syrians are their main victims due to the military operations in Syria, 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 we renew our strong condemnation against killing citizens in Syrian, and call on the UNSC and the UN to work harder to stop the daily killing against the Syrian citizens who seek to reach a state of liberty, democracy, justice and equality, and to bring the criminals to the specialized international courts, so they get their punishment.