المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 42% of people killed by the Russian warplanes in Syria are civilians

The Russian Air Force entered their second year of intervene in Syria, it was started at the 30th of September 2015, the Russian warplanes which their number had increased in the last weeks are still committing massacres and killing Syrian people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was able to document the death of 9524 civilians and fighters from the rebel and Islamic Factions, Fath al-Sham Front and the “Islamic state” since the dawn of 30th of September 2015 until the dawn of 7th of October 2016, of those who were killed by thousands of airstrikes which targeted several provinces of Syria.

And the casualties were:

– 3915 Syrian civilian citizens and they are: – 937 children under the age of eighteen, 580 citizen women over the age of eighteen and 2398 males over the age of 18.

– 2758 members of the “Islamic state” organization.

– 2851 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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