225 civilian casualties killed by Coalition’s warplanes, the highest death toll since their airstrikes in Syria
At the 23rd of May 2017, warplanes of the International Coalition have completed their 32nd month of airstrikes that targeted areas in Syria, where Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented in this 32nd month starting from the 23rd of April 2017 until today the 23rd of May 2017 the death of 355 persons, they are 225 civilian including 44 child and 36 women, in addition to 122 members at least of the “Islamic State” organization and 8 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them most of them are of non-Syrian nationalities, the death toll of this month raise the total death toll of persons who have been killed from the 23rd of September 2014 until the 23rd of May 2017 to 7986 person, they were killed in bombing and raids by warplanes of the International Coalition, the airstrikes have also injured hundreds of other citizens and some of whom wave had serious injuries, amputations and disabilities, and also they have damaged private and public property.
Among the total number of casualties there are 1481 Syrian civilian citizen, including 319 child under the age of eighteen, and 220 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed in the provinces of al-Hasakah, Al-Raqqah, Aleppo, Idlib and Deir Ezzor, including 58 persons including 6 children, a citizen woman and 19 unidentified persons were killed in targeting a call-for-Islam center in al-Jinah village in the western countryside of Aleppo, and more than 64 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 eighteen, and an eighteen years old boy.
And a commander in the “Islamic state” organizing was 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 6083 members of the “Islamic state” at least 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-Khair State”, the leader Abu Sayyaf, Aby Jandal al-Kuwaiti, Abu Sufiyan al-Omrani and Abu Huthayfa al-Orduni.
Also 141 fighters at least from Fath al-Sham Front were killed in the bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on headquarters of Jabhat Al-Nusra in the western countryside of Aleppo and the northern countryside of Idlib, the most prominent is the leader in al-Qaeda Muhsin al-Fadli, Abu Hamam the military leader in Jabhat al-Nusra, Abu Omar al-Kurdi, Abu Hamza al-Faransi, 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 106 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 al-Shayrat Airbase in the countryside of Homs and an area near al-Tanaf in the Syrian Desert.
And 157 of the jihadi groups were killed in shelling by warplanes of the International Coalition on Idlib Province and on the western countryside of Aleppo, including tens of the prominent leaders and field commanders and “international Jihadists”.
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.
We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and with the international coalition’s completing for 32 months of airstrikes targeting the Syrian areas, we strongly condemn targeting civilians in anywhere and under any pretext and in any time by the international coalition and these parties, because they repeatedly went deaf in regard with the earlier persistent calls by the Observatory, 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.