The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More than 10,000 Syrians killed by Aerial bombardment by Russian and Syrian airstrikes

SOHR documented 53017 airstrikes carried out by the regime air force since 10/20/2014 until this morning 20/04/2016, where the airstrikes targeted several farms, villages, towns and cities in 13 provinces.


The regime helicopters dropped 29236 barrel bombs on different areas in the provinces of Rif Dimashq, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Quneitera, al- Suwaydaa, Daraa, Idlib and Lattakia.


Meanwhile, the regime warplanes carried out at least 23781 air raids on areas in the provinces of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Raqqa, al- Quneitera, Daraa, al- Suwaydaa, Idlib and Lattakia.



SOHR also documented the death of 8047 civilians, including 1144 women, and 1704 children, due to aerial bombardment carried out by the regime warplanes and helicopters, while about 42,000 civilians were wounded and dozens of thousands displaced. The aerial bombardment also resulted in destroying public and private people’s properties as well as it left huge material damages in several areas.


In addition, hundreds of airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force left 1963 civilians, including 465 children and 296 women, and 1711 fighters from Jabhat al- Nusra, 1984 IS, the rebel and Islamist factions.



On the other hand, the air raids and barrel bombs dropped on hundreds areas in the Syrian provinces resulted in the death 4406 fighters from IS, Jabhat al- Nusra, the rebel and Islamist factions, thousands of others wounded too.



With the escalation of airstrikes carried out by the regime and Russian air forces on different areas in Syria without distinguishing between the civilian and military targets, SOHR holds the international community the moral responsibility towards the daily killing committed against the Syrian people, and demands the International Security Council to work seriously to stop the daily killing and displacing the Syrians and to help them to reach to the state of democracy, justice, freedom and equality that ensure all rights for all component of the Syrian people without discrimination. It also re-call the UN Security Council to issue a binding resolution to stop the military operations in Syria and to refer the file of war crimes and crimes against humanity to the International Criminal Court.