المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 600 civilian casualties between 6000 killed by coalition airstrikes in 23 months

It rose to 6004 at least, the number of people who’s the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented their death in 23 months of raids and airstrikes by Arab-International coalition on areas in Syria since the dawn of the 23rd of September 2014 until the dawn of the 23rd of August 2016, also hundreds of people were injuries in the same raids and airstrikes, the overwhelming majority of them are members of the “Islamic state.”

Among the total casualty there are 599 civilian Syrian citizen, including 163 person under the age of eighteen, and 89 citizen women over the age of eighteen, killed in raids by warplanes on oil areas where there is an oil refineries, oil wells, buildings and vehicles, in the provinces Al-Hasakah, Al-Raqqah, Aleppo, Idlib and Deir Ezzor, including a family of a man and his wife and their five children, were killed by the bombing of the Coalition’s warplanes on the village of Dali Hassan east of Sarrin town northeast of Aleppo province, and 57 persons including 12 children killed in bombing by the coalition’s warplanes over al-Tokhar area in the northern countryside of Manbij, and 64 citizens killed in a massacre on the night of Thursday-Friday 30th/4 and 1st/5 of 2015 in the village of Bir Mahhalli near Sarrin town south of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) city as following: 31 persons under the age of eighteen (16 male and 15 female), 19 citizen women over the age of eighteen years, 13 men over the age of 18, and an eighteen years old boy.

Also the “Islamic State” informed the family of a man from the city of al-Mayadin that he was killed in the bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on one of the organization’s headquarters in the area, where the man was detained by the organization during the bombing, while one of the guards in al-Omar oil field was also killed in the International Coalition’s bombing on the field.

A commander in the “Islamic state” organizing was also killed with his wife and four of their children, in the bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on Dabeq area in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

A commander in IS was killed with his wife and 4 of their children.

Also 5249 members at least from the “Islamic state” were killed, the majority of them are not Syrians, was killed by airstrikes and raids of the Coalition’s warplanes in the provinces of Hama, Aleppo, Homs, Al-Hasakah, Al- Raqqah and Deir Ezzor, including tens of leaders of Syrian, Arab and foreign nationalities, most notably Abu Omar al-Shishani, Abu Osama al-Iraqi the Wali of “al-Baraka State”, Amer al-Rafdan” the former Wali of “al-Baraka State” and Abu Sayyaf and others.

Also 136 fighters at least from Jabhat Al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Levant) were killed in the bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on headquarters of Jabhat Al-Nusra in the western countryside of Aleppo and the northern countryside of Idlib, the most prominent is the leader in al-Qaeda Muhsin al-Fadhli, Abu Humam, Abu Omar al-Kurdi, Abu Hamza al-Faransi and Abu Qatada al-Tunusi.

While 10 fighters from Jaysh al-Sunna were killed in the bombing of the International Coalition’s warplanes on their HQs in Atamah area in the countryside of Idlib, also a fighter from an Islamic Brigade was detained by the “Islamic state” killed in bombing by International Coalition’s warplanes on a headquarters for the “Islamic State” in the township of Ma’dan in the countryside of Al-Raqqah.

Also a media man works agency belong to the “Islamic state” was killed in airstrikes carried out by warplanes believed to be for the International Coalition on areas in the village of Tal Battal in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights believe that the number of casualties in the ranks of the “Islamic State” and other Islamic Factions is much more than the number we were able to document, due to the extreme secrecy by the targeted parties about their human casualties.

We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights call upon the international coalition to be very careful in the military operation of Manbij, due to the presence of tens of thousands of civilians inside Manbij city, which –in case it was targeted by inaccurate air and missile strikes– will cause tens of new massacres against civilians, also after 23 months of the start of the international coalition’s operations in Syria, we renew our condemnation of the targeting of civilians by the coalition, which their missile strikes and warplanes’ bombing in areas of Syria have resulted in the death of about 600 Syrian civilian citizens, including 252 children and women, and we strongly emphasize that the shelling, targeting and the military operations should be out of civilian areas, where mainly civilian Syrians were killed, wounded and displaced as a result of the shelling that targeted areas of their presence, while the international community continues to its awful silence toward the Syrian people’s pain, and their hopes of reaching a country of justice, equality, democracy and freedom, And to put their murderers to trials in the specialized courts so they and their commanders and instigators get their punishment.

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