The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 60 thousand were killed in 2016 and we still wait for an international trial for the criminals

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented death of 49742 persons since the 1st of January 2015 until today the 31st of December 2016. The casualties are as follows:

Civilians: 13617 civilians, they are:

2885 children

1855 females over the age of 18
8877 men

And the civilian casualties were as follows:
10485 citizens, they are 2372 children, 1489 women and 6224 men were killed in air, artillery, missile and shell strikes and other circumstances.

And 1758 persons, they are 384 children, 302 women and 1072 men were killed in the fall of shells gunfire and by the hands of the opposition factions.


And 1374 persons including 129 children, 64 women and 1181 men were killed by the hands of the “Islamic State” organization and in explosions and gunfire by the organization.



Syrian fighters who oppose the regime: 8130

Defected from the regime forces: 40

Regime soldiers and officers: 6685

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”: 6201

Militiamen from the Lebanese Hezbollah: 189

Pro- regime Shia militiamen from Arab and Asian nationalities, Al Quds Al Filastini Brigade and other pro-regime militiamen from different Arab nationalities: 1117

Arab, European, Asian, American and Australian and many other nationalities of fighters fighting with ISIS, Fath al-Sham Front (al-Nusra Front previously), 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: 13297

Unidentified dead people documented by photos and videos: 466

These statistics do not include tens of thousands of missing people inside the prisons of the regime forces and its security branches, nor others who gone messing when the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them stormed several areas in Syria and committed massacres there.

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 hundreds of captives of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them, or the fate of hundreds of kidnapped people by the rebel and Islamic factions, the “Islamic State” organization, Fath al-Sham Front.

Also the statistics do not include thousands of fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions, the “Islamic State”, Fath al-Sham Front, Syria Democratic Forces, YPG and the gunmen loyal to these parties of who were kidnapped during the clashes between these parties, they also do not include thousands of kidnapped civilians and fighters in the prisons of the “Islamic State”.

Win 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.