The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Death toll update | Seven children among ten civilians killed in massacre by regime forces in Jabal Al-Zawiyah

Idlib province: SOHR sources have reported a spike in the death toll of today’s massacre by regime forces, where a child died of the wounds he sustained in rocket fire which targeted olive pickers in Qoqfin village in Jabal Al-Zawiyah. Accordingly, the number of civilian fatalities has increased to ten: seven children, a woman and two men. The number of fatalities is expected to rise further, as other civilians were injured, some seriously.


Since early 2023, SOHR has documented 404 operations in the “de-escalation zone,” including attacks, gunfire by snipers and bombardment, which left 594 combatants and civilians dead. In addition, these operations left over 257 combatants and 202 civilians, including 23 women and 43 children, injured.


The fatalities can be distributed as follows:


  • 108 civilians, including 14 women, 43 children, a civil defence member and a nurse, were killed by regime forces.


  • 369 members of regime forces, including 23 officers.


  • An Afghan militiaman of “Liwaa Fatemiyoun.”


  • A member of the Syrian Hezbollah.


  • 89 members of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, including a French jihadist.


  • 14 members of the jihadist faction of “Ansar Al-Tawhid.”


  • One member of “Ahrar Al-Sham” movement.


  • Two members of “Al-Sham Corps.”


  • One member of “Hurras Al-Din” organisation.


  • The Commander-in-chief of Russian Special Tasks Forces.


  • A militiaman of the Iranian-backed “Liwaa Al-Baqer.”


  • A member of “Soqour Al-Sham.”


  • Five members of the “National Liberation Front.”