Lowest annual death toll ever | 3,825 people killed across Syria in 2022
Among the total death toll, 1,627 are civilians, including 321 children and 159 women
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 3,825 people in 2022. A breakdown of these fatalities, according to the perpetrator and method of death categories, is as follows:
–Civilians: 1,627 people, including 321 children under the age of 18, and 159 women over the age of 18, and they are as follows:
- 14 civilians, including two women and a child, were killed in explosions of IEDs.
- 209 civilians, including 11 women and 108 children, were killed by the explosion of old ordnance.
- 306 civilians, including 11 childrean and three women, were shot dead by unidentified persons.
- 410 civilians, including 55 women and 73 children, were killed in “honour killings”, family infightings, factional rivalries and indiscriminate gunfire.
- 107 civilians, including 27 children and 11 women, were killed in shelling and gunfire by regime forces.
- 79 civilians, including a child and ten women, were killed by ISIS.
- 174 civilians, including 21 children and 38 women, were killed in unknown circumstances.
- 44 civilians, including 23 children and ten women, died of poor health conditions.
- 100 civilians died under torture in regime prison.
- Three civilians, including two children, were killed in explosions of booby-trapped vehicles.
- 24 civilians, including three children and a woman, were killed by the Turkish border guard forces “Jandarma”.
- 39 civilians, including 13 children and three women, were killed by Syria Democratic Forces (SDF).
- Four civilians, including two women, died under torture in SDF prisons.
- 52 civilians, including 13 children and five women, were killed in Turkish bombardment.
- 32 civilians, including 15 children and five women, were killed by rebel and Islamist factions.
- Five civilians died under torture in factions’ prisons.
- 18 civilians, including nine children and a woman, were killed in Russian rocket attacks and airstrikes.
- Five civilians, including two women, were killed by jihadist groups and organisations.
- One child was killed by International Coalition Forces.
- One civilian was killed in Israeli attacks.
- Regime forces: 627
- ISIS members: 562
- Syrian fighters of Islamist and rebel factions and other movements and organisations: 240
- Syrian members of the Popular Committees, National Defense Forces (NDF) and regime-backed militiamen: 89
- Jihadists: 84
- Members of Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) and affiliated military formations: 376
- Non-Syrian fighters of Syria Democratic Forces (SDF): One
- Non-Syrian loyalists of Iranian and regime forces, mostly of the Shiite sect: 62
- Syrian loyalists of Iranian and regime forces, mostly of the Shiite sect: 48
- Turkish soldiers: 16
- Hezbollah: 18
- Regime army defectors: 8
- Members of Kurdish units: 10
- Others: 57
The monthly death toll in 2022 is distributed in descending order as follows:
-January: 697 people:
- 119 Civilians, including 28 children and nine women.
- 578 Combatants.
-November: 348 people:
- 142 Civilians, including 21 children and 12 women.
- 206 Combatants.
-October: 344 people:
- 137 Civilians, including 19 children and 17 women.
- 207 Combatants.
-February: 333 people:
- 161 Civilians, including 33 children and 11 women.
- 172 Combatants.
-December: 305 people:
- 131 Civilians, including 22 children and 15 women.
- 174 Combatants.
-April: 301 people:
- 154 Civilians, including 24 children and 16 women.
- 174 Combatants.
-August: 291 people:
- 157 Civilians, including 40 children and seven women.
- 134 Combatants.
-September: 282 people:
- 147 Civilians, including 26 children and 17 women.
- 135 Combatants.
-June: 257 people:
- 116 Civilians, including 24 children and 17 women.
- 141 Combatants.
-July: 252 people:
- 129 Civilians, including 35 children and 13 women.
- 123 Combatants.
-May: 222 people:
- 115 Civilians, including 17 children and 15 women.
- 107 Combatants.
-March: 193 people:
- 119 Civilians, including 32 children and ten women.
- 74 Combatants.
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 of obtaining 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.