The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said it had documented the deaths of 435 people in Syria, including 145 children and 85 women in massacres committed by the Russia and Assad regime forces as well as the international anti-ISIS coalition during the month of October.
In a report published on Wednesday, the monitoring group said that a total of 39 massacres took place across Syria in October, including 16 by Russia’s air force claiming the lives of 186 civilians, including 65 children and 35 women in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
The Network added that Assad regime forces committed 11 massacres in Deir Ezzor, Idlib, Hama, Damascus and its suburbs claiming the lives of 93 people, including 28 children and 20 women.
Aircraft of the international anti-ISIS coalition committed nine massacres in the city of Raqqa in the east of the country in October claiming the lives of 104 civilians, including 37 children and 25 women.
According to SNHR’s report, four medical personnel were killed in October while six medical facilities and civil defense centers across Syria came under attack in the same period.
The Network called on the United Nations and UN Security Council to impose sanctions on those involved in the massacres and to transfer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC). It also called for forcing the Assad regime to allow humanitarian access to the besieged and hard-to-reach areas.
The rights group also called for the inclusion of militias fighting alongside the Assad regime and which committed massacres against Syrian civilians, especially the Iranian-backed militias, the Hezbollah militia, the Shiite brigades, the National Defense Forces and the Shabiha militias on the UN list of terrorist groups. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)