About 4500 people including 366 civilians were killed over 17 months since the beginning of US-led coalition airstrikes on Syria
SOHR documented the death of at least 4435 people since the beginning of the U.S led coalition airstrikes on Syria in September 23, 2014, until this morning Feb 23, hundreds others were wounded as well, vast majority IS extremists.
The number of civilians who were killed in the coalition airstrikes on oil areas that contain oil refineries, oil wells, building and vehicles, in the provinces of al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Raqqa, Aleppo and Idlib has risen to 366, including 92 children and 64 women. Among the deaths, there is a family of a man, his wife and their 5 children killed in US- led coalition airstrikes on the village of Dali Hasan in east of the town of Serrin in northeast of Aleppo and 64 civilians killed by a massacre committed by the U.S led coalition warplanes on Friday’s night in 04/30/2015 when they targeted Bir Mahli village near the town of Serrin in Aleppo with several air strikes, and the death toll of this massacre includes:
– 31 children under the age of 16 including ( 16 females and 15 males ).
– 19 women above the age of 18.
– 13 men above the age of 18.
– A 18 years old boy.
IS militants also informed relatives of a man from the city of al- Mayadin in Deir Ezzor that he was killed in the airstrikes carried out by US-led coalition on one of IS posts in the area, where he was being detained by IS during the airstrikes that targeted the post. in addition, on of the guards of the oilfield of al- Omar killed during the coalition’s airstrikes on the field.
A commander in IS was killed with his wife and 4 of their children in Dabeq area in the northern countryside.
Meanwhile, 136 fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra killed by coalition air strikes on their HQs in the western countryside of Aleppo and the northern countryside of Idlib. Among the deaths there are leading figures like Abo Homam, the military leader in Jabhat al- Nusra, Abo Omar al- Kerdi, Abo Hamzah al- Faransi, Abo Qutadah al- Tonusi and the prominent leader in al- Qaeda Mohsen al- Fadli.
3914 militants from IS, most of them Non-Syrian fighters, were also killed by the coalition airstrikes on their HQs and groupings as well as on oil refineries in Homs, Hama, al-Hasakah, al-Raqqa, Der-Ezzor, and Aleppo. The death toll concludes dozens of leaders of Arab and foreign nationalities like Abo Osama al- Iraqi who the Wali (the governor) of al- Brakah State, Aamer al- Refdan who was the ex-wali of al- Kheir State and Abo Sayyaf.
In addition to, 10 fighters from al- Sunnah Army killed due to airstrikes carried out by US- led coalition warplanes on their headquarter in Atmah area in the countryside of Idlib. Another fighter from an Islamic brigade, who was detained by IS, killed by coalition air strikes on IS HQ in Ma’dan in al-Raqqa countryside.
We, in SOHR, believe that the real number of casualties on IS and the other factions’ ranks is more than our documented number due to IS concealment on its casualties.
After 17 months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights re-expresses its strong condemnation to kill 366 civilians, including 156 women and children, due to the coalition airstrikes, and calls for neutralizing civilian’s areas from all kinds of military operations, where the victims of these operations are the Syrian civilians whose millions of them have been wounded and displaced. Meanwhile, the international community are still turning a deaf ear to our people’s pleas, their hope of establishing the state of democracy, justice, equality and freedom as well as sentencing those who have killed them and violated their rights.