The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Monthly death toll | 290 people killed across Syria in April 2021

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 289 people in April 2021. The fatalities were distributed as follows:


Civilian death toll: 100 persons, including 18 children under the age of 18, and nine women over the age of 18, and they were as follows:


  • A child died affected by the injuries he had in regime airstrikes a few years ago


  • 11 civilians, including five children and two women, were killed in gunfire and bombardment by regime forces.


  • Four civilians died under torture in regime prisons.


  • One civilians was killed by opposition factions.


  • Three civilians was killed by Syria Democratic Forces (SDF).


  • Five people, including a woman, were killed by the Turkish border police “Jandarma”.


  • 11 civilians were killed in unknown circumstances.


  • 15 civilians, including five children, were killed in explosions of old landmines and unexploded ordnance.


  • 11 civilians, including five children, were killed in IED and grenade explosions


  • 38 civilians, including Two children and six women, were killed in separate assassinations across Syria.


Syrian fighters of Islamic factions, opposition factions and other movements and organizations: 17


Syria Democratic Forces (SDF): 15


Regime forces: 47


Members of the Popular Committees, and the National Defense Forces, and loyalists to regime forces of Syrian citizens: 31


Loyalists to Iranian and regime forces of non-Syrian citizens mostly of the Shiite sect: 1


Jihadists: 7


ISIS members: 64


Turkish soldiers: 6


Unknown: 1


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.