The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that 67 civilians were killed across Syria in March 2022, including 20 children and three women, and seven who died under torture.
In a report issued on Friday, the Network said that landmines were responsible for about 27 percent of the death toll.
According to the report, the Assad regime killed seven civilians, including a child, while Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham killed one woman, and ISIS one civilian. Five civilians were killed at the hands of the PYD militia.
The Network also said that seven people died as a result of torture, of whom four died at the hands of the Assad regime forces, and three at the hands of the PYD militia. It pointed out that among the victims was a medical worker who was shot dead in an attack that was untraceable.
The rights group indicated that 40 percent of the death toll was documented in Dara’a province, 21 percent in Deir Ezzor, and 16 percent in Aleppo.
The Network stressed the need to stop the Assad regime’s indiscriminate shelling and targeting of residential areas, hospitals, schools and public markets. It also called for forcing the regime to stop the use of torture, which caused the death of thousands of Syrian citizens inside detention centers, and comply with UN Security Council resolutions and the customary international humanitarian law.
The Network also called for suspending all forms of support to the PYD militia in return for failing to comply with the international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)