The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Monthly death toll | 142 civilians among 405 people killed in February 2024

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 405 people in February 2024. The fatalities were distributed as follows:


Civilian death toll: 142 persons, including 24 children and 16 women, and they were as follows:


  • Three civilians died under torture in regime prisons.


  • 16 civilians, including three children and a woman, were killed in infightings and indiscriminate gunfire.


  • One civilian was killed by opposition factions.


  • Two civilians, including a woman, were killed in unknown circumstances.


  • 34 civilians, including 14 children and seven women, were killed by explosions of old ordnance.


  • Five civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed in bombardment and gunfire by regime forces.


  • 35 civilians, including three children and five women, were murdered.


  • A civilian was killed by the International Coalition.


  • A civilian died of poor health conditions.


  • 14 civilians, including a child, were killed by ISIS.


  • Eight civilians, including a woman, were killed in Israeli strikes.


  • Three civilians were killed in Turkish bombardment.


  • Three civilians were killed by Jordanian border guards.


  • Three civilians, including a child, were killed by landmine and IED explosions.


  • A civilian was shot dead by unidentified gunmen.


  • Six civilians were killed by SDF.


  • A civilian was killed in Russian strikes.


  • Five civilians were killed in other circumstances.


Regime forces: 69


ISIS: 15


Syrian fighters of Islamist factions, rebel factions and other movements and organisations: 29


Syrian members of Popular Committees, the National Defence Forces and regime-backed militias: 51


Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and affiliated military formations: 32


Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen: 19


Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen: 30


Lebanese Hezbollah: 11


Jihadists: 1


Others: 6



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.