More than 19000 air raids kill and wound about 30000 people in the first half of this year
SOHR documented 19205 airstrikes carried out by the regime air force since the beginning of this year until June 30, where the airstrikes targeted several villages, towns and cities in Syria expanded from the province of al- Quneitera in the south of Syria to the province of al- Hasakah in the northeast, and from Aleppo to the province of Daraa. The airstrikes concluded all provinces except the province of Tartous.
The helicopters dropped 10433 barrel bombs on different areas in the provinces of Rif Dimashq, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Quneitera, al- Suwaydaa, Daraa, Idlib and Lattakia.
The warplanes carried out at least 8782 raids on areas in the provinces of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Raqqa, al- Quneitera, Daraa, al- Suwaydaa, Idlib and Lattakia.
On the other hand, SOHR also documented the death of 2916 civilians, including 456 women, and 665 children, due to aerial bombardment carried out by the government warplanes and helicopters, while 18000 other civilians were wounded and dozens of thousands displaced. The aerial bombardment also resulted in destroying public and private people’s properties as well as it left huge material damages in several areas.
The explosive barrels and air raids resulted in the death of 1213 fighters from al- 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.