The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Monthly death toll | 157 civilians among 291 people killed in August 2022

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 291 people in August 2022. The fatalities were distributed as follows:


Civilian death toll: 157 persons, including 40 children under the age of 18 and seven women over the age of 18, and they were as follows:


  • Two civilians died under torture in regime prisons.


  • A man and a woman were killed in IED explosions.


  • Two children were killed in booby-trapped vehicles.


  • 18 civilians, including 13 children, were killed in explosions of old ordnance.


  • 24 civilians, including a child, were shot dead by unidentified persons.


  • 36 civilians, including two children, were killed in “honour killings”, family and factional rivalries, and indiscriminate gunfire.


  • 18 civilians, including five children, were killed in shelling and gunfire by regime forces.


  • Five civilians, including a child, were killed by ISIS members.


  • 20 civilians, including three children and two women, were killed in unknown circumstances.


  • A child was killed by rebel and Islamist factions.


  • A man and a child were killed by SDF.


  • 15 civilians, eight children and two women, were killed in Turkish bombardment.


  • Three civilians were shot dead by Turkish Jandarma.


  • Three children died of poor health conditions.


  • Six civilians, including a woman, were murdered.


Regime forces: 32


ISIS members: 5


Syrian fighters of Islamic factions, rebel factions and other movements and organisations: 18


Regime army defectors: 1


Syrian members of Popular Committees, the National Defence Forces and regime-backed militias: 3


Jihadists: 18


Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) and affiliated military formations: 25


Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen: 16


Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen: 2


Militiamen affiliated to Hezbollah: 2


Turkish soldiers: 2


Unidentified: 10


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.