No Less than 51 Massacres were Perpetrated in April 2015

19 Massacres in Idlib Alone

51 Massacres

Executive Summary:
SNHR documented in the month of April no less than 51 massacres as follows:

First: government forces: 50 massacres
Second: armed opposition: one massacre
The regional distribution of the massacres that were perpetrated in April 2015 is as follows:
Idlib: 19 massacres
Aleppo: 11 massacres
Daraa: seven massacres
Damascus suburbs: four massacres
Hama: four massacres
Homs: three massacres
Der Ezzor: one massacre
Al-Hassaka: one massacre
Ar-Raqqa: on massacre

According to SNHR documentation team, 499 victims at least were killed in those massacres including 110 children and 79 women which amount to 38% of the total number of victims. This notably high percentage indicates that civilians were mostly targeted in these massacres.
The death toll of these massacres according to its perpetrators
Government forces: 492 victims; including 108 children and 79 women.
Armed opposition: seven civilians; including two children

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