The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it had registered the names of 324 civilians who were killed in April, 161 of whom were killed in attacks by the Assad regime.
In a report published on Wednesday, the monitoring group said that the victims included 74 children and 44 women. Of those killed at the hands of the Assad regime, 34 were children and 22 were women. It said that attacks by the Russian forces killed 13 civilians, including two children and two women.
The victims included 124 civilians, including 34 children and 16 women, who were killed in various explosions. They also included 54 people who were killed under torture, 50 of them died while in the regime’s custody, three others in the custody of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham militant group, and one in the custody of the PYD militia.
According to the report, ISIS was responsible for the death of 10 civilians, including three children and two women. The so-called Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) killed 12 civilians, including a child and two women, while Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham killed four civilians.
These figures have brought to 1,101 the number of civilians who have been killed across Syria since the beginning of 2019, according to the report.
The Network pointed out that it recorded at least 35 massacres since the beginning of 2019, including nine massacres that took place last month. The Assad regime and Russian forces committed two massacres each, while SDF committed one massacre. The report listed four massacres whose perpetrators were not identified.
The Network called upon the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Ger Pedersen, to condemn the perpetrators of these crimes and those to blame for the collapse of the ‘de-escalation zones’ agreements.
The Network set forth a set of recommendations including calling on the UN Security Council to issue a resolution banning the use of cluster munitions in Syria. It also called on the four UN Security Council permanent members to exert pressure on Russia to stop its support for the Assad regime. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Inab Baladi)