The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In the lowest monthly toll in about 94 months, February 2019 witnesses the death of about 610 civilians, fighters, and members

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 609 people in February 2019, and they were distributed as follows:

Civilian casualties: 281 people including 89 children under the age of eighteen, and 49 women over the age of eighteen, and they were killed as follows:

5 children were killed in bombardment by warplanes.

89 citizens including 32 children and 26 women were killed in shelling by the regime forces.

6 citizens including 2 women were killed by the Turkish border guards.

2 citizens were killed by the factions and SDF.

56 including 18 children and one citizen woman were killed in airstrikes by International Coalition.

60 citizens including 7 children and 17 women were killed in unknown circumstances.

22 children died due to bad health condition, the lack of necessary treatment, and other living conditions.

43 citizens including 7 children and 3 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: 106

The regime forces: 40

Members of the Popular Committees, and the National Defense Forces, and militiamen loyal to the regime forces of Syrian nationalities: 46

Fighters of militiamen loyal to the regime of non-Syrian nationalities mostly of Shiite people: 19

Unidentified people: 11

The Lebanese Hezbollah: 2

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: 104

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 12 massacres during February 2019, which left 142 civilian casualties including 46 children and 46 citizen women over the age of eighteen, where the regime forces committed 7 massacres that claimed the lives of 71 citizens including 29 children under the age of eighteen and 24 women over the age of eighteen, and the International Coalition warplanes carried out 1 massacre which killed 16 citizens including 7 children, and 2 massacres took place and claimed the lives of 26 citizens including 16 women in the explosion of mines planted by the “Islamic State” Organization earlier, and another massacre took place by the explosion of a booby-trapped vehicle which killed 20 people including 4 children and 3 women, also a bombardment targeted displaced people and killed 9 of them, they were 6 children and 3 women.

This death toll of February 2019 is the least to be documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in terms of civilian’s death toll since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011, it is also the least in terms of total number of casualties in 94 months i.e. since May 2011, back then the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 507 people including 446 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.