28 months of bombing by the international coalition kills more than 6900 persons in Syria, including 820 Syrian civilians
At the 23rd of January 2016, the warplanes of international coalition completed their 28 months of airstrikes that targeted Syrian areas since the 23rd of September 2014, where the airstrikes targeted areas in the Syrian north from the Syrian border with Iraq, targeting Fath al-Sham Front “Nusra Front formerly”, the “Islamic state” and other factions, until targeting the regime forces at the outskirts of Deir Ezzor airbase and its overlooking Mountain of al-Thardeh.
These raids have killed 6909 civilian persons, members of the “Islamic State”, Fath al-Sham Front, Islamic factions and the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, they also injured hundreds of others, the overwhelming majority of them are “Islamic state” members.
Among the total casualty there are 820 civilian Syrian citizens, including 193 persons under the age of eighteen, and 117 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in raids by warplanes in the provinces Al-Hasakah, Al-Raqqah, Aleppo, Idlib and Deir Ezzor, including about 63 persons including 12 children, were killed in bombing by Coalition’s warplanes on al-Tokhar area in the northern countryside of Manbij, and 64 civilians killed in a massacre at the night of Thursday-Friday 30th/4 and 1st/5 of 2015 in the village of Bir Mahhalli near Sarrin town south of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) city as following: 31 persons under the age of eighteen (16 male and 15 female), 19 citizen women over the age of eighteen years, 13 men over the age of 18, and an eighteen years old boy.
A commander in the “Islamic state” organizing was also killed with his wife and 4 of their children, in the bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on Dabeq area in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
Also 5701 members at least of the “Islamic state” were killed, the majority of them are not Syrians, was killed by airstrikes and raids of the Coalition’s warplanes in the provinces of Hama, Aleppo, Homs, Al-Hasakah, Al- Raqqah and Deir Ezzor, including tens of leaders of Syrian, Arab and foreign nationalities, most notably Abu Omar al-Shishani, Abu Osama al-Iraqi the Wali of “al-Baraka State”, Amer al-Rafdan” the former Wali of “al-Baraka State” and Abu Sayyaf and others.
Also 141 fighters at least from Fath al-Sham Front (Jabhat Al-Nusra formerly) were killed in the bombing and raids by the International Coalition’s warplanes, the most prominent of them are the leader in al-Qaeda Muhsin al-Fadhli, Abu Humam, Abu Omar al-Kurdi, Abu Hamza al-Faransi and Abu Qatada al-Tunusi and Abu al-Afghan al-Masri.
While 10 fighters from Jaysh al-Sunna were killed in the bombing of the International Coalition’s warplanes on their HQs in Atamah area in the countryside of Idlib, also a fighter from an Islamic Brigade was detained by the “Islamic state” killed in bombing by International Coalition’s warplanes on a headquarters for the “Islamic State” in the township of Ma’dan in the countryside of Al-Raqqah.
Also a media man works for agency belongs to the “Islamic state” was killed in airstrikes carried out by warplanes believed to be for the International Coalition on areas in the village of Tal Battal in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
While the international coalition warplanes killed 90 members at least from the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them by targeting the Artillery battalion and other sites in the vicinity of al-Thardeh Mountain in Deir Ezzor city.
And 139 of the jihadist groups were killed in shelling by the international coalition’s warplanes on Idlib Province, and the western countryside of Aleppo, where 5 members of groups swore allegiance to Fateh al-Sham Front were killed when a warplanes targeted an ammunitions and weapons warehouse for them in Neirab area north of Idlib, and a commander of an Arab nationality with a Syrian fighter accompanied him both were killed in when their car was targeted in Aqrabat area in the northern countryside of Idlib, also at least 76 fighters and commanders of Fateh al-Sham Front were killed in targeting at their positions, headquarters and vehicles in the Sheikh Suleiman Camp in the Regiment 111 at the western countryside of Aleppo, also a commander of Moroccan nationalities was killed in the targeting which took place in the 17th of January 2017 in the area of Aqrabat in the northern countryside of Idlib, while a person was killed after targeting a motorcycle he was riding on the road of Qminas – Sarmin in the eastern countryside of Idlib on the 12th of January 2017, also 3 fighters were killed in target after midnight of Wednesday – Thursday on the road of Salqeen – Kafr Takharim, also at least 16 were killed including 2 commanders in the successive targeting that took place in Saraqeb area in the eastern countryside of Idlib, and it is unknown whether they were all belong to Fateh al-Sham Front or not, also the Observatory documented the leader Abu Hasan Taftanaz and another Sharia leader of his relatives, they were killed in targeting that took place on the 6th of this month in Taftanaz area in the eastern countryside of Idlib by drones, the Observatory also documented in the 4th of this month 25 others members, including 7 leaders at least in airstrikes by coalition’s warplanes which targeted one of the biggest headquarters of Fath al-Sham Front (formerly Nusra Front ) during a meeting inside it near Sarmada town in the northern countryside of Idlib, which is near the Syrian border – Turkish, also The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had documented the death of 8 fighters and leaders who were killed on the 1st of January 2017, they were killed in airstrikes that targeted cars they were traveling on at the road of Sarmada – Hazano, and the road of Sarmada – Bab Al-Hawa in the northern countryside of Idlib, and within who were confirmed dead there are 3 leaders in the “jihadist” factions which operate on the Syrian territory, they are Abu Mu’tasim al-Dairi of Syrian nationality and Abu Khattab al-Qahtani the leader in “Al-Qaeda” who previously fought in Afghanistan, Yemen and then moved to Syria, and Abu Omar al-Turkestani who is one of top ten leading “jihadists” in Syria, and one of the four most prominent leaders of the Islamic Turkestan Party, where most of the bodies were blackened except for the body of Abu Omar Turkestani, it was not burned.
We, in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, believe that the human losses in the ranks of the “Islamic State” and other Islamic factions are greater than the number we managed to document so far, because of the extreme secrecy by the targeted parties about their human losses.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and with the international coalition’s completing for 28 months of airstrikes targeting the Syrian areas; which caused great destruction in the property of citizens, as well as killing 820 Syrian civilian citizens, including more than 310children and citizen women, we strongly condemn targeting civilians in anywhere and under any pretext and in any time by the international coalition and these parties, because they went deaf regarding these persistent calls earlier by the Observatory repeatedly, the Observatory also renews the call to spare the civilians from any military action on the Syrian soil, because the sons of the Syrian people have had enough killing, where millions of them were killed, injured and displaced as the result of the shelling and bombing that targeted their areas, while the international community continues its horrifying silence towards the Syrian people’s pain and hopes of reaching the state of justice, equality, democracy and freedom, as well as punishing those who have killed and helped in the killing, and bringing them for justice in the specialized courts.