المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 5000 people killed in Syria in August

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 4830 people in August 2015.

 

The death toll is as follows:

 

1205 civilians, including 252 children and 151 women, distributed as follows:

 

674 civilians, including 154 children and 87 women, killed by airstrikes carried out by the regime warplanes and helicopters.

 

32 civilians, includes 3 women, executed by IS.

 

43 civilians, including 8 children and 3 women, killed by US-led coalition airstrikes.

 

55 civilians killed under torture inside the regime jails.

 

162 civilians, including 15 children and 25 women, killed due to shells launched by YPG, Jabhat al- Nusra, IS, the rebels and Islamist factions.

 

239 civilians, including 33 women and 75 children, killed in the regime forces shelling, sniper shots, the border guards’ bullets, explosions and unknown circumstances.  

 

  

   

Syrian fighters of YPG, Rebel and Islamist factions: 885.

 

Non- Syrian fighters of IS, Jabhat al- Nusra, Jaysh al Muhajereen wal Ansra Army, Turkestan Islamic Party and the Chechen Jonound al- Sham: 1165.

 

Defected soldiers: 3.

 

Regular regime soldiers and officers: 684

 

Militiamen of the People’s Committees and NDF as well as informers: 684

 

Hezbollah militiamen: 36

 

Non- Syrian pro- regime fighters who are from the Shiite Sect: 64

 

Unidentified victims (documented by photos and footages): 10

 
We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the real number of non-Syrian casualties from the IS, Jabhat al- Nusra, Islamic factions, Jund Al-Aqsa battalion and pro-regime militants is approximately 700 soldiers and fighters more than the documented number because of  reticence about casualties by all parties, the difficulties of reaching to the outback and the difficulties to investigate about those who have died inside the regime or IS  jails.

 

 

SOHR is not going to stop to calls upon the members of the UN Security Council to issue a binding resolution that prohibits targeting the civilians in Syria, where massacres committed against them every day under the nose of the international community which do not make any step to stop the ongoing violations committed against the Syrian people who dream of establishing the state of democracy, justice, freedom and equality.

 

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