The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 333 people in February 2022. The fatalities were distributed as follows:
Civilian death toll: 161 persons, including 33 children under the age of 18, and 11 women over the age of 18, and they were as follows:
- 33 civilians, including 16 children and two men in explosions of old ordnance.
- 21 civilians, including a child, were killed by unidentified persons
- Ten civilians, including two women and a child , were killed in “honour killings”, family and factional rivalries, and indiscriminate gunfire.
- 27 civilians, including four children and four women, were killed in shelling and gunfire by regime forces.
- Five civilians, including a child and a woman, were killed in murders.
- Five civilians, including three children, were killed in unknown circumstances.
- Three civilians: two children and a woman died of poor health conditions.
- 45 civilians died under torture in regime prisons.
- Two civilians, including a child, were killed by the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”.
- Two children were killed in Turkish bombardment.
- A civilian was killed by Islamist factions.
- Woman was killed by jihadists.
- Two civilians died under torture in factional prison.
- Four civilians, including two children, were killed by the SDF.
Regime forces: 32
ISIS members: 39
Syrian fighters of Islamic factions, opposition factions and other movements and organizations: 16
Members of the Popular Committees, the National Defence Forces and regime-backed armed men of Syrian civilians: 16
Syrian Democratic Forces and their military formations: 42
Fighters loyal to the regime and Iran of Syrian civilians, mostly of the Shiite sect: 6
Turkish soldiers: 1
Unidentified fighters: 18
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.