The 59th month since the start of the International Coalition’s participation in military operations in Syria also ends without civilian casualties, as security operations against ISIS cells continue east Euphrates
The International Coalition completed its 59th month of military participation on the Syrian territory, which began on the 23rd of September 2014, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights did not document any civilian casualties caused by the International Coalition forces during this 59th months, where this month witnessed intense security operation by the International Coalition and SDF in the light of the intense activity of the “Islamic State” Organization’s cells in the east Euphrates area, where the Coalition and SDF have been able to arrest several members and leaders of these cells, in addition to killing at least one commander of them in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, however, although 5 months have passed since the official announcement of the eliminating of the “Islamic State” organization as a dominant force east of Euphrates River; the International Coalition and Syria Democratic Forces are still silent about the issue of the kidnapped people in the organization’s custody without providing any answers neither about the fate of thousands of kidnapped people nor the outcome of the interrogations with thousands of ISIS members who have been detained by the SDF and the International Coalition, where fears are still continued over the lives and fate of the kidnapped people, including the father Paulo Dall’Oglio, Bishop John Ibrahim, Paul Yaziji, Abdullah al-Khalil, a British journalist, Sky News journalist, and other journalists, as well as hundreds of abductees from Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) and Afrin, in addition to the people from Deir Ezzor.
And Syrian Observatory for Human Rights during the 56th month of operations by International Coalition had documented the death of 18 people by the International Coalition, they are 11 civilians including a man and 2 of his children in addition to his son’s pregnant wife, and 7 members of the “Islamic State” Organization including an Emir, raising the number of people documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights since the 23rd of September 2014 until today the 23rd of May 2019 to 13683 people, they were killed by airstrikes, bombing and raids by warplanes of the International Coalition, also these airstrikes have injured hundreds of other citizens and some of whom have had serious injuries, amputations and disabilities, they have also damaged private and public property.
Among the total number of casualties there are 3833 Syrian civilian citizens, including 972 children under the age of eighteen, and 712 citizen women over the age of eighteen. They were killed in the provinces of al-Hasakah, Al-Raqqah, Aleppo, Idlib and Deir Ezzor, including 58 persons including 6 children, a citizen woman, and 19 unidentified persons were killed in targeting a call-for-Islam center in al-Jinah village in the western countryside of Aleppo, and more than 64 persons including 12 children, were killed in bombing by Coalition’s warplanes on al-Tokhar area in the northern countryside of Manbij, and 64 civilians killed in a massacre at the night of Thursday-Friday 30th/4 and 1st/5 of 2015 in the village of Bir Mahhalli near Sarrin town south of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) city as following: 31 persons under the age of eighteen (16 male and 15 female), 19 citizen women over the age of eighteen years, 13 men over the age of eighteen, and an eighteen years old boy.
154 persons of families of the “Islamic State” organization, they are 68 children under the age of sixteen, 57 women and 29 men, all of them were killed in airstrikes by warplanes of International Coalition on a building in al-Mayadin city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and 42 prisoners who were killed by international coalition airstrike on Abu Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, who is a former leader in Nusra Front “Qaeda Organization in the Levant”, and who was executed by the “Islamic State” organization and took his house and turned it into a prison affiliated to the security services of the organization, which has been divided into main parts, one of them is for civilians and the other part is for the prisoners of the members of the organization, and a wife of a commander in the “Islamic state” organizing was killed with 4 of her children in bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on Dabeq area in the northern countryside of Aleppo, and the wife of a Kazakh commander was killed by strikes on Deir Ezzor.
Also 9156 members of the “Islamic state” at least were killed, most of them are not Syrians, including tens of leaders of Syrian, Arab and foreign nationalities, most notably Abu Omar al-Shishani, Abu Osama al-Iraqi the Wali of “al-Baraka State”, Amer al-Rafdan the former Wali of “al-Khair State”, the leader Abu Sayyaf, Aby Jandal al-Kuwaiti, Abu Sufiyan al-Omrani and Abu Huthayfa al-Orduni and many other of the first and second rank leaders on the Organization.
Also 141 fighters at least from Fath al-Sham Front were killed in the bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on headquarters of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham currently) in the western countryside of Aleppo and the northern countryside of Idlib, the most prominent is the leader in al-Qaeda Muhsin al-Fadli, Abu Hamam the military leader in Jabhat al-Nusra, Abu Omar al-Kurdi, Abu Hamza al-Faransi, Abu Qatada al-Tunusi and Abu al-Afghan al-Masri.
While 10 fighters from Jaysh al-Sunna were killed in the bombing of the International Coalition’s warplanes on their HQs in Atma area in the countryside of Idlib, also a fighter from an Islamic Brigade was detained by the “Islamic state” killed in bombing by International Coalition’s warplanes on a headquarters for the “Islamic State” in the township of Ma’dan in the countryside of Al-Raqqah.
Also, a media man works for agency belongs to the “Islamic state” was killed in airstrikes carried out by warplanes believed to be for the International Coalition on areas in the village of Tal Battal in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
While the international coalition warplanes killed 169 members at least from the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them by targeting the Artillery battalion and other sites in the vicinity of al-Thardah Mountain in Deir Ezzor city, and al-Shayrat Airbase in the countryside of Homs and an area near al-Tanaf in the Syrian Desert, as well as areas in Rif Dimashq, Homs countryside and the vicinity of the capital Damascus.
And 157 of the jihadi groups were killed in shelling by warplanes of the International Coalition on Idlib Province and on the western countryside of Aleppo, including tens of the prominent leaders and field commanders and “international Jihadists”.
And 12 members at least of commanders and members of Jaysh Khaled Ibn al-Walid which swore allegiance to the “Islamic State” organization were killed in bombing by warplanes, but it is not known whether the warplanes belong to the International Coalition or not, where the warplanes targeted Jomla area adjacent to the administrative border with the Syrian occupied Golan, and other areas in al-Yarmouk Valley in the western countryside of Daraa.
We, in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, believe that the human losses in the ranks of the “Islamic State” and other Islamic factions are greater than the number we managed to document so far, because of the extreme secrecy by the targeted parties about their human losses.
We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and with the death of more than 4036 civilians including about 1816 children and women, we strongly condemn targeting civilians in anywhere and under any pretext and in any time by the international coalition and these parties, because they repeatedly went deaf in regard with the earlier persistent calls by the Observatory, the Observatory also renews the call to spare the civilians from any military action on the Syrian soil, because the sons of the Syrian people have had enough killing, where millions of them were killed, injured and displaced as the result of the shelling and bombing that targeted their areas, while the international community continues its horrifying silence towards the Syrian people’s pain and hopes of reaching the state of justice, equality, democracy and freedom, as well as punishing those who have killed and helped in the killing and bringing them for justice in the specialized courts.