The Syrian Network for Human Rights, a leading human rights group, has reported that forces of the Assad regime and Russia have targeted civilians, vital civilian centers, schools, and places of worship throughout the month of March, leading to the deaths of 96 civilians, including 15 children and 6 women.
The group also documented the arrest of at least 164 individuals, including nine children and three women, and the killing of seven people due to torture at the hands of the parties to the conflict in Syria.
The report revealed that the Assad regime forces were responsible for at least five attacks on vital civilian facilities, with most of the incidents taking place in Aleppo province. One attack targeted a school, while another targeted a place of worship.
In addition, the report highlighted the ongoing civilian casualties resulting from landmine explosions, which primarily affected the governorates of Deir Ezzor, resulting in the death of 32 civilians, including six children and three women.
The Network stressed the need for the Assad regime to immediately cease its indiscriminate bombing of residential areas, hospitals, schools, and markets, and to comply with UN Security Council resolutions and customary humanitarian law.
The group also called on the UN envoy to Syria to condemn the perpetrators of crimes and massacres, and to put the political process back on track, following Russia’s attempts to derail the process by prioritizing the Constitutional Committee in lieu of the transitional governing body. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)