The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that at least eight massacres took place in Syria in November, the majority of whom were committed by the international anti-ISIS coalition forces.
In its periodic report on the massacres taking place in Syria, the Network indicated that the massacres claimed the lives of 86 civilians, including 51 children and 19 women.
The Network said that the Assad regime forces committed a massacre in the town of Jarjanaz south of Idlib in the reporting period claiming the lives of seven children and two women. Five children from one family were killed in an explosion of a landmine left by ISIS in the village of Tal al-Hawa north of Aleppo.
The monitoring group pointed out that aircraft of the international anti-ISIS coalition committed six massacres in the town of Hajeen east of Deir Ezzor claiming the lives of at least 73 civilians, including 29 children and 17 women.
Intensive airstrikes by the international anti-ISIS coalition against ISIS’s last pocket in Deir Ezzor have so far killed and injured hundreds of civilians.
Amnesty International earlier said that the international coalition forces did not take the necessary measures to protect civilians. It noted that Article 23 of the Hague Convention stating: “An attack shall not be launched if it may be expected to cause collateral casualties or damage which would be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated from the attack as a whole.”
The Syrian Coalition condemned the violations against civilians in Syria, calling on the international community to put an end to the war crimes being committed by the Assad regime and international coalition forces. It stressed that the ongoing military escalation in Syria risks disrupting the political solution and violates human rights. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)