The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that 177 civilians were killed across in Syria in March 2021, including 28 children, 35 women, and one medical worker. It also said that the figure included nine people who were killed under torture at the hands of the Assad regime.
In a report issued on Friday, the Network said that the Assad regime forces were responsible for 28 deaths, including three children and three women. The Russian forces killed six civilians, while the PYD militia killed four others. The ISIS extremist group was responsible for the death of two people, while one person was killed by other armed forces. The report indicated that 136 civilians, including 24 children and 30 women, were killed in attacks that were untraceable.
According to the report, 51 civilians, including six children and 20 women, were killed in explosions of landmines, which brought to 85 the number of people who have been killed in explosions of landmines across Syria since the beginning of 2021.
The monitoring group said that a medical worker was killed by an unknown party, while a civil defense volunteer was killed by Russian forces.
The report emphasized that the Assad regime violated international humanitarian law, customary international humanitarian law, and all UN Security Council resolutions, especially resolutions 2139, 2042, and 2254.
The Network called on the UN Security Council to take additional measures pursuant to the issuance of UN Resolution 2254, stressing the need to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court and hold accountable all those involved in violations, including the Russian regime. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)