The Death of 1697 individuals in March 2015

March Death Toll 2015

The Death of 1,697

Details:
1- Government Forces:

SNHR documented the death of 1276 individuals by the government forces as follows:
a- Civilians:
Government forces killed 1029 civilians including 136 women and 147 children (with a rate of killing 5 children each day). Further, 134 individuals died under torture (with a rate of killing 5 victims under torture each day), including 3 women and a child.
The percentage of the children and women’s death toll reached 28%, which is a strong indicator that government forces deliberately targeted civilians.
 
b- Gunmen:
Government forces killed 247 gunmen during shelling time or clashes.
2- PYD Kurdish Forces:
PYD Kurdish forces killed one civilian.
3- Extremist Islamic Groups:
SNHR documented the death of 279 individuals by the extremist Islamic groups, detailed as follows:
• ISIL:
a- Civilians:
ISIL killed 241 civilians including 33 children, 22 women, and one individual died under torture.
b- Gunmen:
ISIL killed not less than 10 gunmen during conflicts with armed opposition factions or during extrajudicial executions of detainees.
• An-Nusra Front:
a- Civilians:
An-Nusra front killed 16 individuals including a child and 3 women. One individual died under death.
b- Gunmen:
An-Nusra front killed 12 gunmen during conflicts with armed opposition factions or during extrajudicial executions of detainees.
4- Armed Opposition Groups:
SNHR documented the death of 91 individuals by the armed opposition as follows:
a- Civilians:
SNHR documented the death of 84 civilians including 15 children and 6 women who were killed by armed opposition groups.
b- Gunmen:
Armed opposition groups killed 7 gunmen during conflict times with themselves.
5- International Coalition Forces:
SNHR documented the death of 3 civilians; a woman and 2 children who were killed by international coalition forces.
6- Other Perpetrators:
SNHR documented 45 killing incidents including 7 children, 3 women and 8 gunmen.

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