More than 1350 civilians killed in war-torn Syria in a month


Damascus violence claimed more lives among civilians. File photo

ARA News

DAMASCUS – At least 1382 people were killed across Syria in a month, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) reported on Monday.

SNHR reported the death of 516 civilians in attacks by government forces in January, including 69 women and 83 children “at a rate of killing 3 children daily”. It added that at least 53 individuals were killed under torture “at a rate of killing 2 individuals daily”.

“The percentage of women and children who were killed in this month reached 30% among the total victims’ death toll; which is a strong indicator that government forces deliberately targeted civilians.”

The network also documented the killing of 679 civilians, including 94 children and 73 women, due to alleged Russian airstrikes in January of 2016.

According to the source, the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) has killed 98 civilians in a month, including a child and 21 women. It added that al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front has killed 3 civilians, and the Kurdish troops also killed 3 people in January. 

The network further documented the killing of 42 civilians including 9 children and 10 women at the hands of armed opposition groups in Syria. It also pointed out that 41 more civilians –including 12 children and 11 women– were killed by unidentified groups.

Reporting by: Mir Yaqoub

Source: ARA News

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