المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Monthly death toll | 476 people killed across Syria in February 2021

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: March 1, 2021

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 476 people in February 2021. The fatalities were distributed as follows:

Civilian death toll: 139 persons, including 21 children under the age of eighteen, and 15 women over the age of eighteen, and they are as follows:

  • Five civilians were killed by surface-to-surface missiles fired by Russian forces.
  • Seven civilians, including a child and two women, were killed in shelling by regime forces. 
  • 11 civilians died under torture in regime prisons. 
  • Two civilian were killed by opposition factions.
  • One man and a child were killed by Syria Democratic Forces (SDF).
  • Eight civilians, including two women and one children, were killed in IED and grenade explosions.
  • 26 civilians, including seven children under the age of eighteen and two women over the age of eighteen, were killed in explosions of old landmines.
  • Two children were killed by the Turkish border guards “Jandarma”.

  • 53 civilians, including six women and five children, were killed in separate assassinations across Syria. 
  • Two civilians were killed in explosions of booby-trapped vehicles.
  • 21 civilians, including three women and four children, were killed in unknown circumstances.

Syrian fighters of Islamist factions, rebels, movements and other organizations: 16

SDF: 21

Defectors from regime forces: 1

Foreign members of the Syrian Democratic Forces: 1

Regime forces: 67

Syrian members of the Popular Committees, the National Defense    Forces, and loyalists to regime forces Syrian nationalities: 55

Loyalists to Iran and regime forces of non-Syrian nationalities, mostly of the Shiite sect: 37

Jihadists: 7

ISIS members: 130

Turkish soldiers: 2

In April 2019, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 11 massacres committed by warring forces, in which 71 civilians were killed, including 17 children under the age of eighteen, and 20 women over the age of eighteen as follows:

  • Three massacres committed by Russian forces, in which 17 civilians were killed, including three children under the age of eighteen and 4 women over the age of eighteen.
  • Six massacres committed by Regime forces, in which 41 civilians were killed, including 11 women over the age of eighteen and 14 children under the age of eighteen.
  • One massacre committed by rebels, in which six civilians were killed, including three women over the age of eighteen.
  • One massacre committed by the Islamic State, in which seven civilians, including two women, were killed in explosion of landmines planted by ISIS members.

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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