The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

76021 people killed in Syria in 2014



The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented death of nearly 76021 persons since 01/01/2014, until 12/31/2014.


The casualties are as follows:

Civilians: 17790 civilians, including 3501 children and 1987 women.


Rebel and Islamic fighters: 15488


Defected soldiers and officers: 259


Arab, European, Asian, American and Australian fighters from the ISIS, al-Nusra Front, Junoud al-Sham battalion, Jund Al-Aqsa battalion, Jund al-Sham Movement and al-Khadra’ battalion: 16979


Regular regime soldiers and officers: 12861


Combatants from Popular Defense Committees, National Defense Forces, al Shabiha, pro-regime informers and the “Syrian resistance to liberate the Sanjak of Alexandretta”: 9766


Pro- regime Shia militiamen from Arab and Asian nationalities, Al Quds Al Felastini Brigade and other pro-regime militiamen from different Arab nationalities: 2167


Militiamen from Hezbollah guerrilla: 366


Unidentified dead people (documented by photos and footages): 345.


It is worth noting that the numbers do not include more than thousands of detainees inside regime prisons and thousands of those who disappeared during regime raids and massacres. It does not include more than hundreds of regular soldiers and pro-regime militants and supporters” captured by IS, Islamic fighters, Al-Nusra front, rebel and Islamic battalions on charge of “dealing with the regime”.


These statistics do not include the destiny of 3000 abductees from the civilians and fighters inside IS jails from Shaitaat tribe who were kidnapped by the Islamic State.  


We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the real number of non-Syrian casualties from the IS, al-Nusra Front, Islamic factions, Jund Al-Aqsa battalion, Junoud al-Sham, al-Katiba al-Khadra’, Jund al-Sham, rebel battalions, regular forces and pro-regime militants to be approximately 30,000 more than the documented number due to the extreme discretion by all sides on the human losses caused by the conflict and due to the difficulty of communication in Syria.


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 cause to wound more than 1500000 people; some of them with permanent disabilities,  make hundreds of thousands children without parents, displace more than half of Syrian people and destroy infrastructure, private and public properties.



We also call upon all sides to support the Syrian people in their aspirations towards freedom, equality and democracy and to exert all effort in guaranteeing that the perpetrators and their wrongdoings will not go unpunished, through the International Criminal Court or through establishing a special court for Syria.


After the failure of referring cases of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Syria to the International criminal court because of the Russian-Chinese veto in the Security Council, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights renews its call to all international sides to establish a special court for Syria. 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.




Syrian Observatory for Human Rights