The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that the Assad regime forces killed at least 432 civilians, including 79 children and 29 women, in 2020.
In its tenth annual report issued under the title “Bloody Decade” and tracking human rights violations by the major actors in Syria in 2020, the monitoring group said that the conflicting parties killed no fewer than 1,734 civilians, including 326 children and 169 women, across Syria in 2020.
According to the report, the victims included 432 civilians, including 79 children and 29 women, who were killed at the hands of the Assad regime. The Russian forces killed 211 civilians, among them 62 children and 48 women, while ISIS killed 21 civilians, including two children, the report added. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham was responsible for the deaths of 26 civilians, including a woman.
The report indicated that 63 civilians, including 11 children and three women, were killed in attacks by the PYD militia, while 27 civilians, including nine children and four women, were killed at the hands of other armed forces. The Network also said that seven civilians, including a child and a woman, were killed in attacks by the international anti-ISIS coalition forces. It also said that 947 civilians, including 162 children and 83 women, were killed in attacks that were untraceable.
The Network also said that it recorded no fewer than 1,882 arbitrary arrests in Syria in 2020, including against 52 children and 39 women. The figure includes 908 people who were detained by the Assad regime and 146 others by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham. The PYD militia detained 481 people, while 347 others were detained by unidentified groups.
The report indicated that at least 157 people were killed under torture in Syria in 2020, including 130 at the hands of the Assad regime, 14 at the hands of the terrorist PYD militia, one at the hands of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and 12 at the hands of other armed parties.
According to the report, the death toll included 13 medical workers, three of whom were killed at the hands of the Assad regime, four at the hands of Russian forces, one at the hands of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, and five at the hands of other groups. The deaths also included five media workers, two of whom were killed at the hands of the Assad regime forces, two at the hands of Russian forces, and one at the hands of other groups.
The Network called on the international community to take action at the national and regional levels to establish alliances to support the Syrian people and protect them from the daily killings, lift the siege, and step up humanitarian support. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)