The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it recorded the deaths of 122 civilians, including 21 children and seven women, across Syria in August, adding that the victims included medical workers and 13 people who died under torture.
In a report issued on Thursday, the Network indicated that it recorded at least seven attacks on vital civilian centers in August, one of which was carried out by the PYD militia, adding that the attacks targeted schools, healthcare facilities, and places of worship.
According to the report, the August death toll included 25 civilians who were killed in explosions of landmines, among them four children. It said that the majority of deaths took place in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib, adding that none of the warring parties is making effort to clear mines or warn the local population about their location.
The monitoring group said that August was the worst ever in terms of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic across Syria. The Assad regime’s Ministry of Health reported 2,008 new cases of infection and 69 deaths in August.
The Network called on the Security Council to take additional measures pursuant to the issuance of Resolution 2254 as it stressed the need to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court and hold accountable all those involved in war crimes, including the Russian regime after it was proven responsible for war crimes in Syria.
The Network also called on the relevant United Nations agencies to step up efforts in the areas of humanitarian, food and medical aid in the areas where fighting receded, especially in the IDP camps across Syria. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)