246 individuals were killed as a result including 243 civilians
SNHR previously issued eight reports that documented civilian’s death by the international coalition forces since 23 September 2014, when the air strikes started to target ISIL. These reports documented civilian casualties, who were affected by the coalition’s shelling, and did not document the number ISIL’s victims since they do not announce their casualties’ numbers.
No organization can claim that they have secret agents inside ISIL or whether they cooperate with an ISIL member, therefore we believe that any statistics about ISIL’s casualties are counterfeit; since the documentation process involves victims’ names, pictures, background information, and details about their death.
However, in certain incidents limited number of ISIL victims can be identified. It is worth mentioning that this obstacle in documenting ISIL’s victims is due to the foreign identities of their members. Syrian nationals can be reached and information about their death or injury can be verified and confirmed, not as ISIL’s foreign members.
It is noteworthy to mention that even though all our previous reports were received by relevant authorities, the US Central Command only acknowledged the death of two Syrian children due to the International Coalition shelling. In this report, we document, and for the third time, the targeting of armed opposition groups by international coalition forces.