The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that 1,378 Syrian civilians were killed in February in Syria at the hands of the Assad regime, Russia, the PYD and ISIS militias.
In a report issued earlier today, the network said that regime forces and their allied militias were responsible for the death of 651 civilians, including 182 children and 110 women, in addition to 31 people killed under torture.
According to the report, children and women account for nearly 45% of the total deaths; which is clear evidence the regime continues to deliberately target civilians.
SNHR pointed out Russian air strikes and missile attacks have killed 382 civilians, including 21 children and 63 women. Moreover, 9 civilians, including 3 children, were killed at the hands of the Kurdish PYD militias.
The report added that 207 civilians, including 28 children and 51 women, were killed by ISIS in February.
In addition, SNHR said that 42 civilians, including 13 children and 7 women, drowned on their journey to Europe and in blasts that the network said it was unable to identify their perpetrators. Two more civilians were killed in airstrikes launched by the US-led anti-ISIS coalition.
The network said that regime forces and their allied militias violated international and humanitarian laws, adding that the PYD militias also committed extrajudicial killings, which amount to war crimes.
SNHR called upon the UN Security Council and international organizations to shoulder their responsibilities towards the atrocities being committed in Syria and to put pressure on the Assad regime to stop carrying out indiscriminate attacks against civilians.
SNHR also stressed that regime allies, especially Russia and Iran, are morally responsible for the ongoing crimes in Syria. (Source: Agencies)