Tuesday, 03 October 2017 19:17

SNHR: Nearly 1,000 Civilians Were Killed in Assad Regime & Russian Airstrikes in September

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had documented the deaths of 912 civilians at the hands of the Assad regime and in airstrikes by the Russian forces during the month of September.

In a new report released on Monday, the Network said that 498 civilians were killed by the Assad regime, including 101 children and 83 women in September. It pointed out that 33 more civilians people were killed under torture.

The monitoring group said it had documented the deaths of 207 civilians, including 45 children and 31 women, in suspected Russian airstrikes mostly in Idlib province.

The report indicated that 104 civilians were killed in airstrikes by the international anti-ISIS coalition forces, including 29 children. It added that most of the victims were killed in the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in which the international coalition is carrying out a bombing campaign against the extremist group.

According to the report, 44 civilians were killed at the hands of extremist groups, mostly in Raqqa and Deir Ezzor provinces. It also indicated that 11 civilians were killed at the hands of the militias of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the province of Raqqa.

The Assad regime’s offensive supported by Russian air forces to recapture the city of Deir Ezzor from ISIS resulted in the death of 156 civilians, the Network added.

The Network went on to say that four civilians were killed at the hands of Hay’at Tahrir Alsham militant group in Idlib province. It added that a total of 8,115 civilians have been killed by the above-mentioned sides across Syria since the beginning of 2017. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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