المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 8500 persons including 3200 civilians killed by Russian warplanes in 11 months of bombing in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was able to document the death of 8318 civilian and fighters from the rebel and Islamic Factions, Fath al-Sham Front and the “Islamic state” in the past 11 months, since the 30th of September 2015 until the 30th of August 2016, of those who were killed by thousands of air strikes which targeted several provinces of Syria since the start of the Russian strikes in the 30th of September 2015

And the casualties were:

–3189 Syrian civilian citizens and they are: – 763 children under the age of eighteen, 480 citizen women over the age of eighteen and 1946 males over the age of 18

– 2605 members from the “Islamic state” organization

– 2524 fighters from the rebel and Islamic factions, Fath al-Sham Front, the Islamic Turkestan Party and fighters of Arab and foreign nationalities.


It is worth mentioning that Russia recently used the “Thermite” substance in their airstrikes, which is composed of aluminum powder and iron oxide, and causes burns because it continues to ignite for about 180 seconds, and it is inside the bombs used by Russian warplanes in recent weeks of bombing the Syrian territory, it is a cluster incendiary bombs, its type is “RBK-500 ZAB 2.5 SM” which weighs about 500 kg (about 1100 pounds) dropped by the military aircrafts, and carry small sized bombs anti-individuals and anti-vehicles of the type ((AO 2.5 RTM)), between 50 -110 small sized bombs stuffed with “Thermite”, which outpour out of it when they explode, the range of this anti-individuals and anti-vehicles bombs is between 20-30 meters.


We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and through publishing the documented statistics of human losses, which the civilian Syrians are their main victims due to the military operations in Syria, in addition to documenting the war crimes and the crimes against humanity which are continuously committed in Syria, we are also seeking to send a message to the international community, carried through the cries and pain of the Syrian people, perhaps these shocking statistics, cries and pain may move the conscience of this community to act for the immediate sopping of the ongoing murders against the Syrian citizens, and to bring the criminals to the specialized international courts, so they get their punishment.

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