31 amongst which were committed by government forces
I- Executive Summary:
SNHR documented not less than 43 massacres that were committed in September, detailed as follows:
A- Government Forces (army, security forces, local militias and foreign militias) committed 31 massacres
B- Extremist Islamic Groups:
i- ISIL committed 2 massacres
C- Armed Opposition Groups committed 8 massacres
D- Unidentified Groups committed 2 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.
Government forces committed 31 massacres in September 2015, detailed as follows:
– 24 massacres were committed in regions under the control of armed opposition forces.
– 7 massacres were committed in regions under ISIL’s control.
• Massacres’ distribution according to the Syrian governorates:
Aleppo: 14 massacres were committed
Homs: 7 massacres
Damascus suburbs: 6
Deir Al Zour: 4
Al Sawida: 2
Al Raqqa: 1
Al Hassaka: 1