More than 30 thousand people killed in 5 months on the collapse of the ceasefire and the escalation of military operations
After the collapse of the truce, which was announced at the 27th of February 2016, and after the collapse of political negotiations between the regime of Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian opposition with international support, the military operations escalated dramatically, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 25472 people since the 22nd of April 2016, which is the truce collapse date, until today the 26th of September 2016, the casualties were distributed as follows:
Civilians: 6920 civilians, including at least 1341 boys and girls under the age of eighteen, and 1136 female citizens over the age of 18
Rebel and Islamic fighters and the Syrian Democratic Forces in which the Kurdish Unites are its backbone: 4105
Defected soldiers and officers: 32
Regime soldiers and officers: 3024
Members from Popular Committees, NDF, al-Baath battalions, Jaysh al-Tahrir al-Filastini, Syrian Social Nationalist Party, the National Arab Guard, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Iskenderun, Shabiha and regime’s informers: 2907
Militiamen from the Lebanese Hezbollah: 262
Non-Syrian Pro-regime mostly Shia militiamen: 1180
Non-Syrian nationality fighters from the rebel and Islamic factions, the “Islamic State”, Fath al-Sham Front, the Islamic Turkistan Party, Jund al-Aqsa organization, Jund al-Sham, Junud al-Sham al-Shishan and Islamic Movements: 6903
Unidentified casualties documented by pictures and video: 139
Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the real number of those who were killed to be about 5 thousand more than the documented number, because of the extreme secrecy about casualties by all parties, and because of information about civilian casualties the Observatory was not able to authenticate due to the difficulty of getting to some remote areas in Syria.
Also these statistics do not include the information received by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights about thousands of casualties killed under torture in the persons of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them and the observatory was not able to document.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights renews its call to all international sides -despite the horrifying silence by the international community- to work more seriously for immediate stop of the Syrian people’s blood shedding and to put more pressure on the countries members of the members of the UN Security Council so these war crimes and the crimes against humanity are handled by the International Criminal Court.
We in the Syrian Observatory demand the punishment of all perpetrators, instigators, collaborators and all individuals and sides who used the Syrian blood as a political card and as means to carry out their personal agendas, as well as those who transformed a revolution for dignity to a sectarian and ethnic civil war.