More than 44 Massacres Committed in May 2014

32 amongst which were pretreated by government forces

44 Massacres

I- Executive Summary:
SNHR documented not less than 44 massacres that were committed in May 2014, detailed as follows:
A- Government Forces (army, security forces, local militias and foreign militias) committed 32 massacres
B- Extremist Islamic Groups:
i- ISIL committed 2 massacres
ii- Al-Nusra Front committed 1 massacre
C- Armed Opposition Groups committed 6 massacres
D- Unidentified Groups committed 3 massacres
SNHR describes an incident as a massacre if it involves: “the killing of five unarmed people at least”, for more information on our methodology, please visit the following URL.

Massacres’ distribution according to the Syrian governorates:
– Aleppo: 23 massacres
– Daraa: 7
– Idlib: 6
– Hama: 3
– Damascus Suburbs: 2
– Homs: 2
– Al Hassaka: 1

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