At least 606 civilians, including 157 children and 111 women, have been killed in the Assad regime and its allies’ shelling on the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria since April 26, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said.
In a report issued on Friday, the monitoring group said that of those, 521 civilians, including 136 children and 97 women, were killed in attacks by the Assad regime. It noted that the Assad regime’s helicopters dropped no fewer than 1,995 barrel bombs on the region during the reporting period.
According to the report, the Russian attacks killed 85 civilians, including 21 children and 14 women. The attack targeted educational institutions, healthcare facilities, public roads, public parks, popular markets, IDP camps and civilian gatherings.
The Network went on to say that it recorded at least 294 attacks on vital civilian centers, including 87 schools, 62 places of worship, 43 medical facilities, 30 civilian defense centers, 10 public markets, and four IDP camps. The Assad regime was responsible for 221 attacks, while the Russian forces were responsible for 73 others.
The Network also said it had recorded at least nine massacres by the Assad regime since June 12. It noted that at least four medical workers were killed in attacks by the Assad regime, while three civil defense volunteers were killed in attacks by the Russian forces.
The Network called on the UN Security Council to issue a resolution calling for the consolidation of the ceasefire in Idlib and including punitive measures for violations of the ceasefire. It also called for supporting the political process in Syria and reaching a just political transition that guarantees security and stability and to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court in order to hold perpetrators of violations to account. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)