The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Lowest yearly death toll ever | 3,882 people killed across Syria in 2021

Among the total death toll, there are 1,558 civilians, including 383 children and 193 women

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 3,882 people in 2021. A breakdown of these fatalities, according to the perpetrator and method of death categories, is as follows:

 

Civilians: 1,558 people, including 383 children under the age of 18, and 193 women over the age of 18, and they are as follows:

 

  • 300 civilians, including 28 women and 138 children, were killed in explosions of IEDs and landmines.

 

  • 288 civilians, including 15 children and 18 women, were killed in separate assassinations across Syria.

 

  • 249 civilians, including 44 women and 20 children, were killed in “honour killings”, family infightings, factional rivalries and indiscriminate gunfire.

 

  • 234 civilians, including 74 children and 46 women, were killed in shelling and gunfire by regime forces.

 

  • 76 civilians, including seven children and 18 women, were killed by ISIS.

 

  • 72 civilians, including nine children and 13 women, were killed in unknown circumstances.

 

  • 79 children died of poor health conditions.

 

  • 57 civilians, including a woman, died under torture in regime prison.

 

  • 47 civilians, eight women and Four children, were killed in explosions of booby-trapped vehicles.

 

  • 36 civilians, including a woman and eight children, were killed by the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”.

 

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

 

  • 31 civilians, including 12 children and four women, were killed in Turkish bombardment.

 

  • 24 civilians, including two children and two women, were killed by rebel and Islamist factions.

 

  • 14 civilians, including seven children and three women, were killed in Russian rocket attacks and airstrikes.

 

  • Nine civilians, including one child and two women, were killed by jihadist groups and organisations.

 

  • Six civilians were killed by International Coalition Forces.

 

  • Six civilians, including one woman and three children, were killed in Israeli attacks.

 

 

Regime forces: 607

 

ISIS members: 503

 

Syrian fighters of Islamist and rebel factions and other movements and organisations: 377

 

Syrian members of the Popular Committees, National Defense Forces (NDF) and regime-backed militiamen: 305

 

Jihadists: 158

 

Members of Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) and affiliated military formations: 159

 

Loyalists to Iranian and regime forces of non-Syrian citizens mostly of the Shiite sect: 109

 

Loyalists to Iranian and regime forces of Syrian citizens mostly of the Shiite sect: 53

 

Turkish soldiers: 30

 

Hezbollah: 11

 

SDF-backed non-Syrian fighters: 9

 

Regime army defectors: 2

 

Russian soldiers: 2

 

Others: 17

 

 

SOHR activists have confirmed that five militiamen of the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias were killed in attacks with surface-to-surface missiles fired from Israel, which targeted a weapon and ammunition shipment belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias. However, the nationalities of the fatalities remained unknown.

 

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.