The Death Toll for May 2014

aleppo2-syriaSNHR has documented the killing of 3204 people during May divided as follows:

First: Government Forces  

SNHR has documented the killing of 179 civilians by government forces, among them were 291 children (10 children a day), and 173 women at least. The number of victims who died under torture inside the government’s detention centers was 344; among them were boy and girl. (As average, 15 people die under torture every day.)
The percentage of women and children victims is 26%; a clear indicator that government forces is deliberately targeting civilians.

We also documented the killing of 696 rebels 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 103 civilians including 34 children, 9 women, and a media activist.

We also documented the killing of 317 rebels on the hands of ISIS either during clashes between this group and other rebels or through field executions of prisoners.

Third: Armed opposition

SNHR documented the killing of 222 people by the armed opposition; 215 of them are civilians including 57 children and 23 ladies.

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

Fourth: Unknowns

We also documented 71 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 government precedents Human Rights organizations from working on its lands.

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