Destruction of Vital Facilities in Opposition Controlled Regions
“The scorched land” is the Syrian regime’s strategy when it comes to targeting vital facilities. Upon conducting periodic reports, we noticed that the regime targets more vital facilities in areas under the control of armed opposition groups and opts to almost entirely destroying it, however it targets facilities under ISIL’s control areas much less.
In the following report we present the outcomes of the targeted vital facilities of the past nine months of year 2015 which were committed by government forces. The Syrian regime targeted not less than 484 vital facilities since 1 January 2015 and up till 30 September 2015, detailed as follows:
– The regime targeted 452 regions under the control of armed opposition groups
– The regime targeted 88 regions under ISIL’s control
Accordingly, the percentage of targeted vital facilities in areas under the control of armed opposition groups was 84% while it was 16% in areas under ISIL’s control.