The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 216 people in December 2021. The fatalities were distributed as follows:
Civilian death toll: 132 persons, including 25 children under the age of 18, and 15 women over the age of 18, and they were as follows:
22 civilians, including seven children, were killed in explosions of IEDs and landmines.
23 civilians, including a child and three women, were killed by unidentified gunmen.
24 civilians, including a woman and three children, were killed in “honour killings”, family and factional rivalries, and indiscriminate gunfire.
Four civilians, including two children and one woman, were killed in shelling and gunfire by regime forces.
Six civilians, including two women, were killed by ISIS.
Eight civilians, including a child and five women, were killed in unknown circumstances.
18 children died of poor health conditions.
Nine civilians died under torture in regime prisons.
Nine civilians were killed by the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”.
Eight civilians, including two children and three women, were killed in Turkish bombardment.
Two civilians were killed by Islamist factions
Four civilians, including one child, were killed in Russian airstrikes.
A civilian was killed by International Coalition Forces.
Regime forces: 16
ISIS members: 19
Syrian fighters of Islamic factions, opposition factions, and other movements and organizations: five
Members of the Popular Committees, and the National Defence Forces, and loyalists to regime forces of Syrian citizens: 11
Syria Democratic Forces (SDF): six
Loyalists to Iranian and regime forces of non-Syrian militiamen: nine
Loyalists to Iranian and regime forces of Syrian citizens, mostly of the Shiite sect: one
Turkish soldiers: one
National Defence Forces of non-Syrian citizens: seven
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 obtaining justice, democracy, freedom, and equality.
The Syrian Observatory renews 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.