The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 5000 people killed in Mar/2015

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented death of 4973 people in March 2015.


The death toll is as follows:


Civilians: 1135; 172 children and 124 women.

 338 civilians ( 75 children, 45 women ) killed by aerial bombardment, including a woman,  man, his wife and his 3 children killed by inhaling the toxic gas that emitted from the barrel bombs dropped on the town of Sarmin in Idlib.

68 civilians, including 16 children and 7 women, die due to firing and shelling by the Nusra Front, Islamic State, rebel and Islamic battalions.

 36 people executed by IS militants. in addition to, 106 citizens, including 23 children and 22 women, died in 2 massacres committed by IS militants in the two provinces of  al- Hasakah and Hama as well as during IS attack on a village in Hama. 

 587 people, including 58 children and 50 women, died due to the regime firing and shelling, explosion of mines and IEDs, firing by the border guards and unknown gunmen, torturing to death inside the regime jails, poor healthy conditions, lack of medicines and necessary treatment. 


YPG, Rebels and Islamist fighters: 762, including 21 fighters from YPG and 3 Kurdish female fighters executed by IS. 


Non- Syrian fighters from IS, the Nusra Front, Jund al-  Aqsa and al Muhajereen wal Ansra Army: 1490 


Defected soldiers: 5


Regular regime soldiers and officers: 691


Fighters of the People’s Committees and NDF as well as spies: 714



Hezbollah militiamen: 13


Non- Syrian pro- regime fighters who are from the Shiite Sect: 145


Unidentified victims (documented by photos and footages): 18



We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the real number of non-Syrian casualties from the IS, Al-Nusra Front, Islamic factions, Jund Al-Aqsa battalion and pro-regime militants is approximately 1000 soldiers and fighters more than the documented number because of  reticence about casualties by all parties, the difficulties of reaching to the outback and the difficulties to investigate about those who have died inside the regime jails and destiny of the detainees. 


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is going to monitor and document all the massacres, crimes of war and crimes against humanity which are committed against the Syrian people. In addition to, we are going to publish statistics about casualties in order to reach to that day when the conscience of international community wake up and see the cruel crimes committed against our people in Syria.