المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The Russian Caesar’s warplanes which seek peace in Syria kill about 4000 civilian Syrian citizens in 2016

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented since the first of January 2016 until the first of January 2017 the death of 3943 civilians, they are 979 children under the age of eighteen, and 557 citizen women over the age of eighteen, as well as 2407 men and young men, they were killed by Russian air and missile strikes on most of the Syrian areas, also thousands of others civilians were wounded in these strikes and thousands of families were displaced from their homes, villages towns and cities.

Also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 4671 fighters at least, they are 2315 fighters of the rebel and Islamic factions, Fath al-Sham Front, the Islamic Turkestan Party and other fighters of Arab and foreign nationalities, and 2356 members of the “Islamic State” organization, they were killed in rocket and air strikes by Russia on Syrian areas.

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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