The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) has reported that in February 2023, a total of 81 civilians were killed across Syria, including 8 children, 4 women, and 4 people who were killed due to torture, two of them by the Assad regime and the other two by the PYD terrorist militia.
The rights group’s monthly report showed that 39 civilians, including 3 children and one woman, were killed by the Assad regime, while the PYD terrorist militia killed 7 civilians, including a child and a woman. Additionally, one civilian was killed by the international coalition forces, and the ISIS terrorist group killed one civilian, while 33 civilians were killed by other parties. The report documented a massacre committed by Iranian militias loyal to the regime forces and the killing of 2 medical personnel by the regime forces.
Homs governorate had the highest death toll of all the governorates, accounting for 41% of documented deaths in February, followed by Deir Ezzor governorate with about 22% and Daraa governorate with 16%.
The report emphasized the need for the Assad regime to halt its indiscriminate bombing and targeting of residential areas, hospitals, schools, and public markets, and to cease the torture that has led to the death of thousands of Syrian citizens in detention centers. The report also urged compliance with UN Security Council resolutions and customary humanitarian law.
The report called on relevant UN agencies to exert more efforts to provide food and medical humanitarian aid in areas where the fighting has stopped and in camps for internally displaced persons and to follow up on countries that have pledged necessary donations.
The Network called on the UN Security Council to take additional measures after the issuance of Resolution 2254 and to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court, holding all those involved in crimes against humanity and war crimes accountable.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)