Friday, 01 March 2019 20:10

246 Civilians Killed in February, 108 by Assad Regime

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that no fewer than 108 civilians, including 31 children and 17 women, were killed and hundreds more injured in the intensifying bombing campaign by the Assad regime on rural Idlib and rural Hamas in February.

The Network said that it had registered the names of 246 civilians who were killed in February. It called upon the UN Security Council to take additional measures to support the implementation of resolution 2254 calling for an immediate halt to attacks against civilians and civilian objects.

According to the report, 18 civilians, including four children and four women, were killed by the PYD militia. It added that the ISIS extremist group killed 21 civilians, including two children and three women, while Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham was responsible for the death of a child.

The Network went on to say that 17 civilians, including four children and four women, were killed in airstrikes by the international anti-ISIS coalition.

The monitoring group went on to say that 77 civilians, including 11 children and 22 women, were killed in attacks that the Network said were untraceable. The figure includes victims of bombings whose perpetrators were unknown, gunfire, explosions of mines, drowning, fire and indiscriminate shelling.

According to the report, 29 people were killed under torture in February, 29 of whom were killed while in the custody of the Assad regime, one by the PYD militia, and one by unknown parties.

The Network recorded at least eight massacres in February, two of which were committed by regime forces, one by the PYD militias, one by the international anti-ISIS coalition, and four by unidentified parties. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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