The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 5000 including 400 children and women killed in February, 2016

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 4802 people in January 2016.

The death toll is as follows:

1109 civilians, including 234 children and 156 women, distributed as follows:

488 civilians including 127 children and 80 women were killed by aerial bombardment by Russian and Syrian warplanes, 2 civilians were tortured to death in regime prisons, 23 civilians including 15 children and 4 women died due to poor life conditions, 96 civilians including 19 children and 22 women were killed by shells fired by IS, rebels SDF, and YPG. 27 civilians including 5 women were executed by the IS, 127 civilians including 27 children and 29 women were killed by suicide attacks in different areas, and 285 civilians including 46 children and 16 women were killed in different circumstances such as aerial bombardment by the coalition warplanes, regime’s bombardment, IEDs, Snipers, or by unknown militiamen.

Syrian fighters of YPG, Rebel and Islamist factions: 724.

Non- Syrian fighters of IS, Jabhat al- Nusra, Jaysh al Muhajereen wal Ansra Army and the Islamist factions: 1080.

Defected soldiers: 6.

Regular regime soldiers and officers: 743.

Militiamen of the People’s Committees and NDF as well as informers: 568.

Hezbollah militiamen: 18.

Non- Syrian pro- regime fighters who are from the Shiite Sect: 113.

Unidentified victims : 42

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 300 of 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.