The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) has revealed that 161 civilians lost their lives in Syria during October 2023, including 34 children, 44 women, and two individuals who died as a result of torture.
In its most recent monthly report on casualties in Syria, the SNHR disclosed that Assad regime forces were responsible for the deaths of 61 civilians, among them 23 children and 9 women. Meanwhile, Russian forces were found to be responsible for the deaths of 9 civilians, including 4 children and 4 women.
The report further highlighted that the PYD terrorist militia was accountable for the killing of 5 civilians, including a child. Additionally, 86 civilians, including 6 children and 31 women, lost their lives at the hands of other parties.
Throughout the past month, the report documented 4 deadly attacks, three of which were attributed to the Assad regime and Russia. The combined death toll from these attacks reached 73 civilians, consisting of 12 children and 35 women.
The report noted that Homs province recorded the highest number of casualties, accounting for approximately 35% of the documented death toll, closely followed by Idlib with around 30%, with all victims in these provinces having been killed by the Assad regime and Russian forces.
The SNHR documented two cases of individuals dying due to torture at the hands of Assad regime forces, constituting approximately 47% of all torture-related deaths.
The report strongly emphasized the urgent need for the Assad regime to cease indiscriminate bombing and the targeting of residential areas, hospitals, schools, and markets. It also called for an end to torture operations that have led to the deaths of thousands of Syrian citizens within detention centers, in addition to urging compliance with UN Security Council resolutions and humanitarian martial law.
Furthermore, the report called upon the UN Security Council to take further measures in accordance with UN Resolution 2254 and underlined the imperative to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court, ensuring accountability for all those involved in crimes against humanity and war crimes.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)