المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 522 thousand people were killed in 90 months since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the deaths of 364792 persons on the Syrian territory since the start of the Syrian revolution on the 15th of March 2011 until the 13th of September 2018, and the casualties were distributed as follows:

Civilian casualties:

110687 Syrians including 20616 children under the age of eighteen and 12964 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

Syrian fighters in the ranks of the rebel and Islamic factions and the Syria Democratic Forces and other factions, movements and organizations: 62226

Defected of the regime forces: 2619

Number of persons who were killed by Bashar al-Assad’s regime forces: 64868

Fighters of NDF and gunmen loyal to the Syrian regime: 50041

Fighters of the Islamic factions, Fateh al-Sham Front “Nusra Front formerly”, the “Islamic State” organization, the Islamic Turkestan Party, Jund al-Aqsa organization, Jund al-Sham, al-Khadra’a Battalion, Jund al-Sham al-Shishan, and Islamic movements of Arab and North African nationalities: 64432

Fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah: 1665

Gunmen of non-Syrian nationalities loyal to the regime forces of the Shiite community: 8004

Unidentified documented by pictures and videos: 250

The total number of civilian casualties is 110687; and it is distributed below according to party that caused the death:

By forces of Bashar al-Assad and their loyal gunmen of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities: 43488 civilian casualties, and they are: 27149 men, 10119 children under the age of eighteen and 6220 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

By raids of Bashar al-Assad’s regime warplanes and helicopter 25578 civilian casualties, and they are: 16196 men, 5742 children under the age of eighteen and 3640 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

Casualties in detention centers and prisons of the regime 16048 civilian casualties, they 15857 men and young men, 125 children under the age of eighteen, and 64 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

By Russian rocket and air strikes 79833, they are 4850 men and young men, 1935 children under the age of eighteen and 1198 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

By bombing by warplanes of the International Coalition 3305 Syrian civilians, they are 1892 men, 809 children under the age of eighteen and 604 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

By bombing and shelling by the Turkish forces and warplanes 835 civilian casualties, they are 539 men and young men, 180 children under the age of eighteen and 116 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

By the Turkish Jandarma 408 civilian casualties, they are 296 men and young men, 75 children under the age of eighteen and 37 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

By the opposition factions 7773 civilian casualties, they are 5871 men, 1179 children under the age of eighteen and 723 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

By the “Islamic State” Organization 5269 civilian casualties, they are 4455 men, 452 children under the age of eighteen and 362 citizen women over the age of eighteen.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights indicates that this statistic does not include the 45000 citizens who were killed under torture in the detention centers and prisons of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and the observatory got the information about their death during the period of their detention, It also doesn’t include the fate of more than 5200 abducted civilians and fighters in the prisons the “Islamic State” organization, in addition to that, it does not include also the fate of more than 4700 prisoners and missing of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, and more than 2000 kidnapped by the rebel and Islamic factions, the “Islamic State” organization and Fateh al-Sham Front (Jabhat Al-Nusra earlier) on charges of the loyalty to the regime.

Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the real number of who were killed to be about 100 thousand persons more than the numbers that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was able to document, and this estimate of the number of the casualties of the regime forces and the armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities, the fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions, the “Islamic State” organization, the organizations of Jund al-Sham, Fateh al-Sham Front (Jabhat Al-Nusra earlier), Jund Al-Aqsa, Liwaa Al-Umma, Al-Battar Battalion, al-Mujahedeen and al-Ansar Army, the Islamic Party of Turkestan and Jund al-Sham al-Shishan, came due to the extreme secrecy on the number of casualties by the fighting parties, and due to presence of information about civilians casualties the Observatory was unable to document their death, because of the difficulty of reaching some remote areas in Syria.

Also the continued military operations, shelling and explosions have injured more than 2 million Syrian citizens with different injuries and permanent disabilities, while about 12 million other citizens including hundreds of thousands of children and hundreds of thousands of citizen women were displaced between the refuge and the displacement areas, also the infrastructure, hospitals, schools, and private and public property have been destroyed greatly.

After 90 months watering the Syrian soil with blood, and the continuation of killing on this land, the world and the International Community have no excuses to delay the international move, to end the death, the killing, the destruction and the displacement in the Syrian territory, to give the chance to the people of this nation to have a chance to live and re-build their country and to return their homes or the ruins in their cities, towns and villages, and there are no pretexts or excuses can stand in front of the International Courts to prevent the criminals and the murderers to be punished, with the exception of being those who are responsible for the administration of justice, evade from applying it, as we in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights will continue our calls for the international parties and the UN Security Council to move and to refer the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria to the International Criminal Court, so that the killers of the Syrian people, their instigators and their commanders are punished, and to and to stop killing and give the chance to the Syrian people to reach the state they dream, the state of justice, democracy, freedom and equality and that guarantees their rights.

The International Community concentrated on a war against the “Islamic State” organization, which grew and magnified at the expense of the blood of the Syrian people, and participated in killing them, as this organization would never grow as it did, if the justice was applied from the beginning, and if the International Community was serious in helping the Syrian people to reach what they look forward, in reaching the state of justice, democracy, freedom and equality, as the Syrian people do not ask for much, they only demanded their dignity, but the International Community turned a revolution has precious goals, to a war between it and extremist organizations, and facilitated their way to spread, thus, they killed all the dreams of the Syrian people, it also reached that some of those who are responsible for the solution in Syria, to silence or bless the displacement in Syria, under the umbrella of “reconciliation and truces”, and it was only a participation by them in the crimes that are committed against humanity in Syria, and we at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and despite of the killing threats we received from the all parties and all killers in Syria, and from parties participated in killing Syrian people, do not and will never stop what we started of monitoring, documenting and publishing all violations and crimes committed against the Syrian people and against the humanity, and the war crimes that are still being committed in Syria, even it coasts our lives.

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