The lowest monthly civilian death toll ever | 71 civilians killed in May 2020
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 291 people in May 2020. The fatalities were distributed as follows:
Civilian death toll: 71 persons, including seven children under the age of 18, and seven women over the age of 18, and they are as follows:
- Two women among four civilians were killed by regime forces
- Four civilians died under torture in the Syrian regime’s prisons.
- Eight civilians, including one child and one female, were killed as a result of opposition factions’ shelling.
- Two civilians were killed by SDF.
- Two civilians were executed by HTS.
- One civilian was killed in unknown circumstances.
- Two civilians were killed by the International Coalition.
- 15 civilians, including five children and three women, were killed in IED and landmine explosions.
- Two civilians were killed in booby-trapped vehicles’ explosions.
- One female among four civilians were killed in Turkish shelling.
- 27 civilians, including two females and a child, were killed in separate assassinations across Syria.
Syrian fighters of Islamic factions, opposition factions and other movements and organizations: 33
Syria Democratic Forces: 13
Regime forces: 89
Members of the Popular Committees, and the National Defense Forces, and loyalists to regime forces of Syrian citizens: 34
Lebanese Hezbollah: 3
Loyalists to the regime forces of non-Syrian citizens mostly of the Shiite sect: 8
Fighters of Islamic factions, ISIS, Al-Nusra Front (Qaeda organization of the Levant), and Muhjereen and al-Ansar Army and Islamic Turkestan Party of non-Syrian citizens: 39
Turkish soldiers: 1
Despite all the attempts to find solutions, and the displacement, and the manipulation of the Syrians future, and the UNSC resolution and truces, and despite the low intensity of killing due to the international desire to seek a solution, however, the bloodshed continues on the Syrian territory and the killing and fighting continues without peace, and the cease-fire truces was only breaks between the sides of the conflict in Syria, where some parties were winners and others lost influence and control, so, we at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, call for the international parties once again to work hard to stop the bloodshed in Syria. The people of Syria have been facing tyranny and injustice to obtain justice, democracy, freedom and equality.
The Syrian Observatory renew its commitment to continue monitoring and documenting the massacres, violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against the Syrian people, in addition to publishing the statistics and causalities of such heinous acts, and to bring the perpetrators to special international courts, so that they do not escape punishment for the crimes they committed against the people.