Lowest yearly death toll ever | 6,817 people killed across Syria in 2020, of whom 22.4% are civilians • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Lowest yearly death toll ever | 6,817 people killed across Syria in 2020, of whom 22.4% are civilians

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: December 31, 2020

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 6,817 people in 2020. The fatalities were distributed as follows:

 

Civilian death toll: 1,528 persons, including 231 children under the age of 18, and 197 women over the age of 18, and they are as follows:

 

  • 235 civilians, including 41 women and 58 children, were killed by Russian jets.

 

  • 115 civilians, including 21 women and 38 children, were killed by regime jets.

 

  • Two civilians were executed by ISIS.

 

  • 12 civilians, including two women and a child, were killed by regime helicopters.

 

  • 117 civilians, including 23 women and 37 children, were killed by regime bombardment.

 

  • 83 civilians died under torture in regime prisons.

 

  • 34 civilians, including seven women and a child, were shot dead by regime soldiers.

 

  • 53 civilians, including ten women and seven children, were killed by opposition factions.

 

  • 24 civilians, including three women and four children, were killed by Syria Democratic Forces (SDF).

 

  • Nine civilians, including three children, were killed by the Turkish border police “Jandarma”.

 

  • 29 civilians, including a child, were killed by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS).

 

  • 134 civilians, including 19 women and 12 children, were killed in unknown circumstances.

 

  • 13 civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed by International Coalition Forces.

 

  • 165 civilians, including 12 women and 52 children, were killed in explosions of old landmines and unexploded ordnance.

 

  • 50 civilians, including three women and seven children, were killed in IED explosions

 

  • 148 civilians, including ten women and eight children, were killed in explosions of booby-trapped cars and motorcycles.

 

  • 12 civilians, including two women and a child, were killed by “Peace Spring” forces.

 

  • 16 civilians, including three women and two children, were killed by Turkish forces.

 

  • Four civilians, including a woman, were killed by Israeli strikes.

 

  • 273 civilians, including 23 women and 12 children, were killed in separate assassinations across Syria by ISIS members, pro-SDF militiamen, pro-regime militiamen and unknown gunmen.

 

Syrian fighters of Islamic factions, opposition factions and other movements and organizations: 918

 

Regime army defectors: 5

 

Syria Democratic Forces (SDF): 172

 

Foreign fighters of Syria Democratic Forces: 4

 

Regime forces: 1,503

 

Members of the Popular Committees, and the National Defense Forces, and loyalists to regime forces of Syrian citizens: 833

 

Lebanese Hezbollah: 22

 

Loyalists to Iranian and regime forces of non-Syrian citizens mostly of the Shiite sect: 227

 

Unknown: 11

 

Jihadists: 963

 

ISIS members: 537

 

Turkish soldiers: 94

 

We, at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, call on the international community once again to work hard to stop the bloodshed in Syria. The people of Syria have been facing tyranny and oppression in their noble endeavour and cause to obtain justice, democracy, freedom and equality.

 

The Syrian Observatory renew its commitment to continue monitoring and documenting all the developments on the ground in Syria including, the massacres, violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against the Syrian people, as well as publishing all relevant statistics and causalities of such heinous acts, and hope to help all the ongoing efforts of bringing the perpetrators to special international courts, so that they do not escape justice for the crimes they committed against the people of Syria.

 

 

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