The Syrian Network for Human Rights issued its monthly report on violations in Syria as it said that the Assad regime and its allies continue to commit war crimes against civilians. It said it had documented hundreds of deaths, arbitrary arrests and brutal torture against civilians.
The Network said that it compiled a list of the names of 334 civilians, including 85 children and 63 women, who were killed in March. It noted that the Assad regime and Russian forces were responsible for the death of 154 civilians.
According to the report, 77 civilians, including 24 children and 13 women, were killed in attacks by the Assad regime forces and their allied militias. Suspected Russian attacks killed 76 civilians, including 13 children and eight women, the report added.
Furthermore, the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) killed 18 civilians, including nine children and one woman. The victims also included nine civilians, including a child and a woman, who were killed in airstrikes by the international anti-ISIS coalition.
The Network listed 33 civilians, including a child, who were killed at the hands of the ISIS extremist group. At least 28 civilians, including a child, were killed at the hands of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham militant group. Around 119 civilians, including 36 children and 40 women, were killed in attacks that the group said were untraceable as well as in explosions, fires and other incidents.
The victims also included 30 people who died under torture, including 26 who died in the regime’s prisons, two in the PYD prisons, and two others in the custody of unidentified groups. They also included two journalists and two civil defense volunteers who were killed in attacks by the Assad regime and Russian forces.
The Network also said it documented at least 357 arbitrary arrests, including 16 children and 26 women, 162 of whom have been forcibly disappeared.
According to the monitoring group, the Assad regime carried out 263 arbitrary arrests, including against 11 children and 22 women. The PYD militia carried out at least 42 similar arrests, including against three children and two women.
The report indicated out 1,271 people have been arbitrarily detained in Syria since the beginning of 2019, 567 of whom were detained in January alone. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)