Thursday, 02 April 2020 19:39

SNHR: 159 Civilians Killed in Syria in March 2020, Including 14 under Torture

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that 159 civilians, including 28 children and 16 women, were killed across Syria in March. The victims included 14 who died under torture in the detention centers of the Assad regime.

In a report issued on Wednesday, the monitoring group said that the Assad regime forces and their allied militias killed 36 civilians, including five children and three women. Aerial bombardment by the Russian forces killed 19 others, including two children and seven women, the report added.

The report indicated that the PYD militia killed 12 civilians, including two children, while the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham killed two civilians, one of them a medical worker. It added that the victims included two civilians who were killed near the Turkish border.

According to the report, 28 civilians, including a medical worker, three children and a woman, were killed in attacks that the group said were untraceable. Twenty other civilians, including nine children and a woman, were killed in explosions the perpetrators of which were unknown. The victims also included 13 civilians, including two children and a woman, who were killed in explosions of mines and IEDs and 10 civilians, including two children and three women, who were killed at the hands of unidentified gunmen. They also included three children who died by drowning.

The report indicated that 14 civilians died under torture in March, including 12 who died in the prisons of the Assad regime and two others who died at the hands of unidentified groups. The figure brought to 39 the number of people who have been killed under torture in Syria since the beginning of 2020.

The Network said that it had recorded five massacres that took place in Syria in March, one of which was committed by the Assad regime forces, two by the Russian forces, one by the PYD militia, and one that was the result of an explosion. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)

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