The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that at least 1,006 civilians, including three media workers as well as 12 medical workers and civil defense volunteers, have been killed across Syria since the beginning of 2020. It said that it recorded 30 massacres and 71 victims who died under torture.
The Network said that the victims also included 218 children and 113 women.
The monitoring group pointed out that the Assad regime was responsible for the death of 298 civilians, including 64 children and 24 women, while the Russian forces killed 205 civilians, including 62 children and 48 women.
The death toll included seven civilians who were killed by ISIS, including a child, and 17 others, including a woman, who were killed by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham militant group. The victims also included 34, including eight children and one woman, who were killed by the PYD militia. The SNHR also said that 445 civilians, including 83 children and 39 women, were killed by other parties.
According to the rights group, the victims included nine medical workers who were killed in the first half of 2020. Of those, four were killed by the Russian forces, two by regime forces and HTS, and three others by other parties.
The Network indicated that the deaths included three media workers, two of whom were killed by the Assad regime and one by the Russian forces. They also included three civil defense volunteers who were killed by regime forces.
According to the report, 71 people were killed under torture in the same period, 63 of whom at the hands of the Assad regime forces, one at the hands of HTS, three by the PYD militia, and four by other parties.
The Network also said that it recorded the occurrence of at least 30 massacres in the first half of 2020, nine of which were committed by the Assad regime forces, 11 by the Russian forces, one by the PYD militia, and nine by other parties.
It called on the UN Security Council to take additional measures pursuant to the issuance of UNSC resolution 2254. It stressed the need to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court and hold all those involved to account, including the Russian regime for its involvement in war crimes. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)