The Death Toll for April 2014



A man reacts amid debris after what activists said were explosive barrels thrown by forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo

SNHR has documented the killing of 3397 people during April divided as follows:

First: Government Forces  

SNHR has documented the killing of 1851 civilians by government forces, among them were 363 children (12 children a day), and 194 women at least.The number of victims who died under torture inside the government’s detention centers was 229. (Asaverage, six people die under tortureevery day.)
The percentage of women and children victims is 31%; a clear indicator thatgovernment forces is deliberatelytargeting civilians.

We also documented the killing of 1033rebels by government forces either during clashes or under shelling by the Syrian regime warplanes.

Second: The armed factions affiliated to ISIS

SNHR documented the killing of 24 civilians including seven children and one woman.

We also documented the killing of 229 rebels on the hands of ISIS either during clashes between this group and other rebels or through field executions of prisoners.

Third: Armed opposition

SNHRdocumented the killing of204 people by the armed opposition;196 of them are civilians including 54 children and 38 ladies.

Also, we documented the killing of eight rebels during internal conflicts within the armed opposition

Fourth: Unknowns

We also documented 57 incidents of killing which we were not able to name the side responsible for them.

We would like to mention that this is the death toll we could document accurately by name, place and time through our members who are distributed in different Syrian governorates. However, there are lots of cases which were out of our reach, especially in the cases of massacres in some towns and villages where the Syrian government usually cuts all connections and surrounds the targeted town or village, which will probably make the actual number of victims higher that the documented number. All of this is because the Syrian governmentprecedentsHuman Rights organizations from working on its lands.

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