The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More than 8000 people died in the last August 2014.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented death of 7219 people in the last aAugust.

The death toll is as follows:

Civilians: 2015 civilians, including 281 children and 138 women.

Rebels and Islamist fighters: 1448.

Non- Syrian fighters from IS, al Nusra Front, Jund al aqsa and al Muhajereen wal Ansra Army: 1351.

Defected soldiers: 5

Regular regime soldiers and officers: 1405

Fighters of the People’s Committees and NDF as well as spies: 817.

Fighters of Hezbollah: 23.

Non- Syrian pro- regime fighters who are from the Shia Sect: 140

Unidentified victims (documented by photos and footages): 15.


We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the real number of non-Syrian casualties from the IS, Al-Nusra Front, Islamic

factions, Jund Al-Aqsa battalion and pro-regime militants is approximately 1000 soldiers and fighters more than the documented number because; first there are a lot of missing from the regime forces in the province of al Raqqa and the IS reticence about casualties due to the regime’s bombardment and aerial strikes on its posts, as well as the reticence of some Islamist and rebels’ battalions, al Nusra Front and YPG about their casualties too, and second the difficulties of reaching to the outback and the difficulties to investigate about those who have died inside the regime and IS jails.



It is worth mention that 700 people from those who died in the last August are from Sheitaat tribe where the majority of them are civilians, in the Badeyat al- Sheitaat and the towns of Ghranij, Abo Hamam and Al Keshkeyyi while the destiny of other hundreds from the people of the tribe of al-Sheitaat are still unknown so far. As well as, hundreds of the people were killed after arrest, some of them were beheaded and some had been pursued and executed in the villages and towns that they escaped to in the countryside of Deir Ezzor. The SOHR could document dozens of their names.



On the other hand, nearly 600 soldiers from the regime forces were killed in the clashes with the Islamic State in the province of al Raqqa.