The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 450 thousand were killed and more than two millions were injured in 69 months of the start of the Syrian revolution


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented death of 312001 persons since the rise of the Syrian revolution in Mars 18th 2015 the date of the first person killed in Daraa countryside, until today December 13th 2016. The casualties are as follows:

Civilians: 90506 civilians, including:

15948 children

10540 females over the age of 18

Syrian fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions and Syria Democratic Forces of which YPG is its backbone, in addition to other Syrian fighters of other factions and organizations: 50606

Defected soldiers and officers: 2602

Regime soldiers and officers: 60309

Combatants from Popular Defense Committees, al-Ba’eth battalions, National Defense Forces, al Shabiha, pro-regime informers and the “Syrian resistance to liberate the Sanjak of Alexandretta”: 42627

Militiamen from Hezbollah guerrilla: 1387

Pro- regime Shia militiamen from Arab and Asian nationalities, Al Quds Al Filastini Brigade and other pro-regime militiamen from different Arab nationalities: 5330

Arab, European, Asian, American and Australian and many other nationalities of fighters fighting with ISIS, al-Nusra Front, Junoud al-Sham battalion, Jund Al-Aqsa battalion, Jund al-Sham organization, al-Khadra’a Battalion, the Islamic Turkestan Party, Junud al-Sham al-Shishan and the Islamic movements: 54951

Unidentified dead people documented by photos and videos: 3683

Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was able to document the death of 14638 detainees, including 111 children under the age of eighteen, and 54 citizen women over the age of eighteen since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 18th  2011 until December 13th  2016, from the 60 thousand prisoners, the Syrian Observatory for human rights received confirmed information from reliable sources within the regime’s security branches, most importantly Air Force Intelligence and State Security in addition to reliable sources within Sednaya military prison, confirming their death within these branches and Sednaya prison during the past five years, either as a result of direct physical torture, or due to the deprivation of food and medicine.

These statistics do not include also the more than 5000 abductees from the civilians and fighters inside ISIS jails from Deir Ezzor tribes who were kidnapped from their areas.

This statistics also do not include the fate of more than 4500 captives and missing of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, or the fate of 1500 kidnapped persons by the rebel and Islamic factions, the “Islamic State” organization, Fath al-Sham Front on charges of loyalty to the regime.

The statistics also do not include hundreds of non-Syrian Kurdish fighters who were killed fighting with YPG in Syria.

We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the real number of casualties of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab or Asian nationalities, the rebel and Islamic factions, the “Islamic state” organization, Jund al-Sham, Fath al-Sham Front, Jund al-Aqsa organization, al-Umma Brigade, al-Battar battalion, al-Mohajereen and al-Ansar army, and the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities to be approximately 80 thousands more than the documented numbers, due to the extreme discretion by all parties about the human losses caused by the conflict and due to the difficulty of communication in Syria.

And we in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights consider the silence of the International community for the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria encourages the criminals to kill more and more Syrian people, because they have not found anyone that deter them from continuing their crimes that injured more than 2 million people; some of them with permanent disabilities, and more than 12 million Syrian people were displace both internally and externally, and destroying the infrastructure and private and public properties.

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.