المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In the lowest death toll ever in terms of civilian casualties, at least 253 people were killed in shelling, explosions, executions, and killings in detention camps

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 840 people in August 2018, and they were distributed as follows:

Civilian casualties: 253 people including 70 children under the age of eighteen, and 32 women over the age of eighteen, and they were killed as follows:

  • 41 citizens including 25 children and 7 citizen women were killed in raids by Russian warplanes.

  • 12 including 5 children and 1 citizen woman were killed by bombardment by the regime’s warplanes and helicopters on several areas of Syria.

  • 31 including 8 children and 4 citizen women were killed in shelling by the regime forces using rocket and artillery shells, missiles believed to be ground-to-ground, targeting and sniper bullets.

  • 58 citizens were killed under torture in Syrian security prisons.

  • 5 citizens including a woman and 3 children were killed in targeting and the fall of mortar shells launched by the rebel and Islamic factions.

  • 5 citizens including 1 child and 1 woman were killed by the Turkish Forces.

  • 15 citizens including 1 child and were executed by the “Islamic State” organization.

  • 2 women were killed by the factions.

  • 4 citizens including 2 children were killed in mine explosions.

  • 76 citizens including 25 children and 16 women were killed in unknown circumstances.

  • 4 citizens including 2 women were killed in the explosion of booby trapped vehicles.

Syrian fighters of Islamic and repel factions and the SDF and other movements and organizations: 220

The regime forces: 72

Members of the Popular Committees, and the National Defense Forces, and militiamen loyal to the regime forces of Syrian nationalities: 104

Fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah: 2

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

Unidentified people: 7

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: 169

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 4 massacres during August 2018, which left 115 civilian casualties including 44 children and 27 citizen women, where the Russian warplanes as well as the regime’s warplanes carried out 2 massacres which killed 50 citizens including 26 children and 10 citizen women, while a massacre was carried out by planted mines claimed the lives of 13 citizens including a children and 3 women in the northern countryside of Aleppo, while a massacre was carried out after the explosion of an ammunition depot under a building north of Idlib, which claimed the lives of 52 citizens including 17 children and 14 women.

This death toll which was documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights during August 2018, is considered the lowest death toll of monthly casualties in terms of the total number of civilians ever, since the launch of the Syrian revolution in March 2011, and it is the lowest death toll of casualties in 87 months, i.e. since May 2011, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of about 507 people including 446 Syrian civilians.

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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