In the highest monthly death toll in 17 months, 1520 people were killed in August 2019
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 1520 people in August 2019, and they were distributed as follows:
Civilian casualties: 231 people including 59 children under the age of eighteen, and 26 women over the age of eighteen, and they were killed as follows:
77 citizens including 13 children and 8 women were killed in bombardment by Russian warplanes.
66 citizens including 25 children and 13 women were killed in bombardment by regime’s warplanes.
25 citizens including 5 children and 3 were killed in bombardment by helicopters.
13 citizens including 3 children and 1 citizen woman were killed in shelling by the regime forces.
5 citizens including 1 child and 1 citizen woman were killed by the factions.
4 citizens were killed under torture in the prisons of the regime forces.
13 people including 7 children were killed in mine and IED explosions.
5 citizens including 1 child were killed by the Turkish border guards.
7 citizens were killed in assassinations in several areas of Syria.
10 citizens including 4 children were killed in the explosion of booby-trapped vehicles.
6 citizens were killed in unknown circumstances.
Syrian fighters of Islamic and repel factions and other movements and organizations: 246
The Syria Democratic Forces: 18
The regime forces: 253
Members of the Popular Committees, and the National Defense Forces, and militiamen loyal to the regime forces of Syrian nationalities: 247
Fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah: 3
Fighters loyal to the regime forces of non-Syrian nationalities mostly of the Shiite sect: 18
Unidentified people: 1
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: 502
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 5 massacres during August 2019, which claimed the lives of 45 civilian casualties including 22 children under the age of eighteen and 7 citizen women over the age of eighteen, where regime’s warplanes committed 4 massacres and killed 25 citizens including 3 women over the age of eighteen and 13 children under the age of eighteen, and the Russian warplanes carried out 1 massacre and claimed the lives of 15 citizens including 4 women over the age of eighteen and 6 children under the age of eighteen, while the “Islamic State” Organization committed 1 massacre by detonating a booby-trapped vehicle in Al-Hasakah countryside and killed 5 citizens including 3 children under the age of eighteen.
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.
High-resolution link for the infographic of the death toll within the Syrian territory in August 2019