The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Syria is still bleeding … more than 55,000 thousand persons were killed during the year of 2015

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented death of nearly 55219 persons since 01/01/2015, until 31/12/2015. The casualties are as follows:

Civilians: 20977 civilians, including 2574 children, 1944 female over the age of 18 and 8931 male over the age of 18.


Rebel and Islamic fighters: 7728


Defected soldiers and officers: 70


Regime soldiers and officers: 8819


Combatants from Popular Defense Committees, al-Ba’eth battalions, National Defense Forces, al Shabiha, pro-regime informers and the “Syrian resistance to liberate the Sanjak of Alexandretta”: 7275


Militiamen from Hezbollah guerrilla: 378


Pro- regime Shia militiamen from Arab and Asian nationalities, Al Quds Al Felastini Brigade and other pro-regime militiamen from different Arab nationalities: 1214



Arab, European, Asian, American and Australian fighters from the ISIS, al-Nusra Front, Junoud al-Sham battalion, Jund Al-Aqsa battalion, Jund al-Sham organization  and the Islamic Turkestan Party : 16212



Unidentified dead people (documented by photos and footages): 274


It is worth noting that the numbers do not include thousands of missing detainees people inside regime prisons and others of those who disappeared during the raids and massacres by the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them. It also does not include hundreds of regime’s soldiers and pro-regime militants and supporters captured by ISIS, Islamic fighters, Al-Nusra front, rebel and Islamic battalions on charge of “dealing with the regime”.

 These statistics do not include also the more than 3000 abductees from the civilians and fighters inside ISIS jails from Deir Ezzor tribes who were kidnapped from their areas.  


We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the real number of casualties from  the rebel battalions, the Islamic battalions, Junud al-Sham, The Turkestan Islamic Party, the “Islamic state” organization, Jund al-Sham, Al-Nusra Front, Jund al-Aqsa organization, al-Umma Brigade, al-Battar battalion, al-Mohajereen and al-Ansar army, and the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities to be approximately 12,000 more than the documented numbers due to the extreme discretion by all parties about the human losses caused by the conflict and due to the difficulty of communication in Syria.


And we in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights consider the silence of the International community for the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria encourages the criminals to kill more and more Syrian people because they have not found anyone that deter them from continuing their crimes that injured  more than 1600000 people; some of them with permanent disabilities, which made hundreds of thousands of children orphans, and displace more than half of Syrian people and destroy infrastructure, private and public properties since the begging of the Syrian revolution  in March 18th 2011 until the end of 2015.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights renews its call to all international sides -despite the horrifying silence by the international community- to work more seriously for immediate stop of the Syrian people’s blood shedding and to put more pressure on the countries members of the members of the UN Security Council so these war crimes and the crimes against humanity are handled by the International Criminal Court. We in the Syrian Observatory demand the punishment of all perpetrators, instigators, collaborators and all individuals and sides who used the Syrian blood as a political card and as means to carry out their personal agendas, as well as those who transformed a revolution for dignity to a sectarian and ethnic civil war.