The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) on Wednesday said that Russian forces resumed aerial bombardment of several areas across Idlib province, killing many civilians and forcing hundreds of households to flee.
In a report tracking the situation of human rights in Syria, the Network said that no fewer than 126 civilians were killed across Syria in October, including 18 children, eight women and a media worker. The death toll also included 10 people who were killed under torture.
The monitoring group also said that it recorded at least 14 attacks on vital civilian centers in the reporting period, five of which were carried out by regime forces, one by each of Russian forces and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, militant group, and seven by other parties. The attacks targeted two places of worship, three popular markets, and one civil defense center.
The Network indicated that the Assad regime and Russian forces committed various crimes, including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrest, torture, enforced disappearance, and attacks on vital civilian centers.
The report also listed 12 people, including three children, who were killed in explosions of landmines, bringing the total number of victims of landmines in 2020 to 86, among them 15 children.
The Network pointed out that the Assad regime violated international humanitarian law, customary international law, and UN Security Council resolutions, especially resolutions 2139 and 2042 on the release of detainees, and resolution 2254.
The Network called on the UN Security Council to take additional measures pursuant to the issuance of UN Resolution 2254. It also stressed the need to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court and hold all those involved in violations accountable, including the Russian regime. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)