The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) has revealed that in September 2023, 55 civilians lost their lives in Syria. This tragic toll includes twelve children and ten women, with two individuals succumbing to torture.
The report, released yesterday on Sunday, highlights that the Assad regime was responsible for the deaths of 14 civilians, comprising 9 children and 2 women. Additionally, the PYD terrorist militia claimed the lives of 11 civilians, among them 2 children and 6 women, while other parties were responsible for the deaths of 30 civilians, including one child and 2 women. The report also documents a tragic massacre involving regime forces, which resulted in the deaths of 5 children.
The report underscores that Deir Ezzor province had the highest death toll, accounting for approximately 33% of the casualties documented in September. Daraa followed closely with 31%, and Aleppo with 22% of the death toll.
The report further highlights the ongoing civilian casualties due to landmines across Syria, with the death of 3 civilians documented, bringing the total death toll due to landmines since the start of 2023 to 99 civilians, including 24 children and 8 women.
In September, the report recorded the deaths of two individuals due to torture, with victims of torture by regime forces constituting approximately 45% of the total number of torture victims in 2023.
The Network has called upon the UN Security Council to take additional measures following the issuance of UN Resolution 2254. It emphasized the necessity of referring Syria to the International Criminal Court and holding all those involved in crimes against humanity and war crimes accountable.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)