In its most recent report, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) has revealed distressing statistics of civilian casualties in Syria during July 2023, with 55 innocent lives lost, including 16 children, four women, and three individuals who succumbed to torture.
The report unveiled that out of the 55 civilians killed, eight lost their lives at the hands of the Assad regime, among them a child and a woman. The PYD militia was responsible for the deaths of four civilians, including three children, while one civilian each fell victim to the international coalition forces and the Russian forces. Other unidentified parties accounted for 41 civilian deaths, including 12 children and three women.
During the past month, Syria experienced two deadly attacks that resulted in the loss of 13 civilians, including five children and a woman. Additionally, the report documented the killing of a civil defense volunteer.
Among the provinces, Aleppo was the hardest hit, with approximately 37.5% of the documented death toll in July, followed by Daraa with 25% of the fatalities. The SNHR report also highlighted the deaths of three individuals due to torture during July.
Urgent action is demanded by the report, calling on the UN Security Council to take additional measures beyond UN Resolution No. 2254. It emphasized the necessity to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court and to hold all those involved in crimes against humanity and war crimes accountable.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)