Not Less than 46 Massacres Committed in June 2015

46 Massacres

I- Executive Summary
SNHR documented no less than 46 massacres committed in June 2015, detailed as follows:
A- Government Forces (including army, security forces, local militias, and foreign Shitte militias) committed 33 massacres.
B- Extremists Islam Groups:
i- ISIS committed two massacres
ii- An-Nusra Front committed one massacre
C- Armed Opposition Groups committed three massacres
D- International Coalition Forces committed three massacres
E- Unidentified Groups committed four 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:
The regional distribution of the massacres that were perpetrated in June 2015 is as follows:
Aleppo: 19 massacres
Idlib: 9 massacres
Homs: 5 massacres
Damascus Suburbs: 4 massacres
Daraa: 3 massacres
Deir Al Zour: 2 massacres
Al Raqqa: 2 massacres
Damascus: 1 massacre
Al Hassaka: 1 massacre

According to SNHR documenting team, 828 victims were killed in these massacres, amongst 169 children and 161 women. 40 % of these victims were women and children, which is a notably high rate that indicates that civilians were targeted deliberately in most of these massacres.
The death toll of these massacres based on its perpetrators:
– Government Forces: 398 victims, amongst 122 children and 77 women
– Extremists Islamic Groups:
a- ISIS: 318 civilians, including 16 children and 66 women
b- An-Nusra Front: 25 civilians, amongst 2 children
Armed Opposition Groups: 32 civilians, including 9 children and 10 women
Unidentified Groups: 35 victims, including 9 children and 5 women

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