Not Less than 40 Massacres Committed in October 2015

10 amongst which were committed by Russian Forces

40 Massacres

I- Executive Summary:
SNHR documented not less than 40 massacres that were committed in October, detailed as follows:
A- Government Forces (army, security forces, local militias and foreign militias) committed 29 massacres
B- Russian Forces committed 10 massacres
C- Unidentified Groups committed 1 massacre
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.

A- Government forces committed 29 massacres in October 2015, detailed as follows:
– 24 massacres were committed in regions under the control of armed opposition groups.
– 5 massacres were committed in regions under ISIL’s control.

Massacres’ distribution according to the Syrian governorates:
Aleppo: 13 massacres were committed, Damascus suburbs: 11, Homs: 8 massacres, Idlib: 5 massacres, Hama: 2 massacres, Deir Al Zour: 1 massacre.

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