Three years of coalition’s military operations claim the lives of more than 2800 civilians out of about 10500 people killed by its warplanes and missiles in Syria • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Three years of coalition’s military operations claim the lives of more than 2800 civilians out of about 10500 people killed by its warplanes and missiles in Syria

Coalition forces and warplanes helped the Syria Democratic Forces and their supported factions to control about 39000 km² of the Syrian land area

International Coalition warplanes which killed hundreds of Syrian civilians- have ended on Saturday the 23rd September 2017 their 3rd year of military operations in the Syrian territory, they have started on the 3rd of 2014, and began by targeting several the Syrian areas, and their first massacre by rocket bombardment against Syrian civilians was carried out in Kafr Darian in the countryside of Idlib, afterwards the killing of Syrian civilians continued, and these warplanes almost on a daily basis continued bombing sites and targets they collected prior to the start of their military intervention in Syria, and the International Coalition supported the YPG mainly, where later YPG formed the mainstay of the Syria Democratic Forces, and with these forces they contributed in recovering about 35500 km² of the Syrian territory, extending the control of YPG and Syria Democratic Forces until today the 23rd of September 2017 to about 44500 km² of the Syrian territory, which is about 24% of Syria’s  geographical area, while they also controlled an area of about 3550 square kilometers (1.91% of the Syria’s area) north of the al-Tanf area in the Syrian desert.

This International Coalition have killed thousands of members and military leaders of the first and second ranks, as well as field commanders of the “Islamic State” organization, in addition to killing tens of leaders and members of al-Nusra front (Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham) and of the jihadist groups operating on Syrian soil, in addition to killing tens of members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them by targeting their sites and columns in several areas, however, at the same time the International Coalition has killed hundreds of Syrian civilians whose killing cannot be justified by the presence of any member or commander of any Jihadi group what so ever, but the killing under this pretext and the slogan of “fighting the Islamic State organization” has become the title of any massacre, and all those who killed the Syrian persons now say that they “fight terrorism”.

The 33rd month of the International Coalition’s bombing on Syria between the 23rd of May 2017 and 23rd of June 2017 has witnessed the highest civilian death toll with 472 civilians, including 137 children and 113 women, all of who were killed due to bombing by the International Coalition.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented since the 23rd of September 2014 until today the 23rd of September 2017 the death of 10443 people, they were killed in bombing and raids by warplanes of the International Coalition, also these airstrikes have injured hundreds of other citizens and some of whom wave had serious injuries, amputations and disabilities, they have also damaged private and public property.

Among the total number of casualties there are 2617 Syrian civilian citizens, including 615 children under the age of eighteen, and 443 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.

154 persons of families of the “Islamic State” organization, they are 68 children under the age of sixteen, 57 women and 29 men, all of them were killed in airstrikes by warplanes of International Coalition on a building in al-Mayadin city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and 42 prisoners who were killed by international coalition airstrike on Abu Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, who is a former leader in Nusra Front “Qaeda Organization in the Levant”, and who was executed by the “Islamic State” organization and took his house and turned it into a prison affiliated to the security services of the organization, which has been divided into main parts, one of them is for civilians and the other part is for the prisoners of the members of the organization, and a wife of a commander in the “Islamic state” organizing was killed with 4 of her children in bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on Dabeq area in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Also 7163  members of the “Islamic state” at least were killed, most of them are not Syrians, 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 140 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”.

And 12 members at least of commanders and members of Jaysh Khaled Ibn al-Walid which swore allegiance to the “Islamic State” organization were killed in bombing by warplanes, but it is not known whether the warplanes belong to the International Coalition or not, where the warplanes targeted Jomla area adjacent to the administrative border with the Syrian occupied Golan, and other areas in al-Yarmouk Valley in the western countryside of Daraa.

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 death of more than 2800 civilians including about 1200 children and 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 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.

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