The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it registered at least 125 civilians killed across Syria in May, noting that many casualties were caused by car bombings and explosions of IEDs.
In a report issued on Monday, the Network noted that it had recorded the occurrence of one massacre and the death of eight people under torture, mostly at the hands of the Assad regime.
The deaths included 26 children and six women, the Network said, adding that the Assad regime forces were responsible for the death of 10 civilians, including two women, while a civilian was killed by Russian forces.
The monitoring group said that three civilians were killed by Haya’t Tahrir al-Sham militant group, while seven others were killed by the PYD militia. It pointed out that 97 civilians, including 22 children and three women, were killed by other parties.
The Network called on the UN Security Council to take additional measures pursuant to resolution 2254, stressing the need to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court and hold all those involved to account, including the Russian regime for its proven involvement in war crimes.
The report called on the UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, to condemn the perpetrators of crimes, massacres and those responsible for the collapse of the de-escalation zones agreements.
The report stressed that the Russian regime must launch investigations into violations by its forces, inform the Syrian society of its results, and hold those involved accountable. It also called the Russian regime, as a guarantor party in the Astana talks, to stop ruining the de-escalation zone agreements. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)