Monthly death toll | 301 people, mostly civilians, killed in April 2022
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 301 people in April 2022. The fatalities were distributed as follows:
Civilian death toll: 154 persons, including 24 children under the age of 18, and 16 women over the age of 18, and they were as follows:
- Two civilians in IED explosions.
- 16 civilians, including seven children and two women, in explosions of old ordnance.
- 40 civilians, including three children and a woman, were shot dead by unidentified persons
- 35 civilians, including six children, were killed in “honour killings”, family and factional rivalries, and indiscriminate gunfire.
- Nine civilians, including four children, were killed in shelling and gunfire by regime forces.
- 14 civilians, including four women, were killed by ISIS fighters.
- 14 civilians, including a child and a woman, were killed in unknown circumstances.
- Two civilians died under torture in regime prisons.
- A civilian was killed by the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”.
- A civilian was killed by Turkish shelling.
- A civilian was killed by Islamist factions.
- A civilian died of torture in SDF prisons.
- 18 civilians, including three children and eight women, were murdered.
Regime forces: 37
ISIS members: 26
Syrian fighters of Islamist factions, rebel factions and other movements and organisations: 28
Syrian members of Popular Committees, the National Defence Forces and regime-backed militias: Nine
Syria Democratic Forces and affiliated military formations: 20
Regime and Iran-backed Syrian fighters, mostly of the Shiite sect: 11
Iranian-backed non-Syrian fighters: Four
Turkish soldiers: Three
Defectors from the Syrian regime: One
Unidentified people: Six
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 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.