The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The Syrian government exploits the world’s preoccupation of Islamic State and carries out more than 13000 air raids over 6 months

SOHR documented 13084 air raids carried out by the government warplanes and explosive barrel bombs dropped by the helicopters on several areas in the villages, towns and cities in Syria in 6 months; since October 22, 2014 until April 20, 2015.

 

The helicopters dropped 7188 barrel bombs on different areas in the provinces of Rif Dimashq, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Quneitera, Daraa, Idlib and Lattakia.

 

The warplanes carried out at least 5896 raids on areas in the provinces of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Raqqa, al- Quneitera, Daraa, Idlib and Lattakia.

 

On the other hand, SOHR also documented death of 2312 civilians, including 376 women, and 529 children, due to aerial bombardment  carried out by the government warplanes and helicopters while 13000 other civilians were wounded and dozens of thousands displaced. The aerial bombardment also resulted in destroying people, public and private properties as well as it left huge material damages in several areas.

 

The explosive barrels and air raids resulted in the death of 704 fighters from the Nusra Front, IS, rebel and Islamic battalions while other hundreds fighters were wounded.

 

SOHR renews its appeal to UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities and work on using its power in order to stop the daily killing committed against the Syrian people and destroying their social structure, coexistence, past, present and future by using all kind of weapons, whether they are firearms or media, where the Syria helicopters intensified and concentrated on using explosive barrels in the last six months Despite the adoption of resolution 2139 by the Security Council, where the most important mission of this resolution is to maintain the international peace and security.