A total of 772 civilians were killed in Syria in August, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said, adding that the victims included 285 civilians who were killed by the international anti-ISIS coalition forces, 229 by the Assad regime, and 11 others by the Russian forces.
In a report released on Monday, the monitoring group said that the victims who were killed by the international anti-ISIS coalition included 97 children and 58 women. The victims who were killed by the Assad regime included 24 children and 17 women, the report said, adding that 27 others were killed under torture in the prisons of the Assad regime.
The report listed 102 civilians who the rights group said were killed by the ISIS extremist group, while listing 54 civilians who were killed by the militias of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). The Network noted that Haiy’at Tahrir Alsham militant group killed five civilians, including two under torture. The victims included 13 civilians who were killed in attacks that SNHR said were untraceable.
According to the report, airstrikes by the international coalition accounted for 37 percent of the total number of civilian deaths in August, 55 percent of whom were children and women.
The Network said that the Assad regime forces and Russian forces “violated the provisions of international human rights law that protect the right to life.” The report did not indicate any significant decrease in the death toll in the months that followed the announcement of the “de-escalation zones” agreement in Astana in May.
The Network called on the UN Security Council and international organizations to shoulder their responsibilities to put an end to the constant killings of civilians, calling for putting pressure on the Assad regime to stop the deliberate and indiscriminate bombardment of civilians. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)