13 amongst which were committed by Russian Forces
I- Executive Summary:
SNHR documented not less than 36 massacres that were committed in November 2015, detailed as follows:
A- Government Forces (army, security forces, local militias and foreign Shiite militias) committed 19 massacres
B- Russian Forces committed 13 massacres
C- Armed Opposition Groups committed 2 massacres
D- International Coalition Forces committed 1 massacre
E- 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.
Government forces committed 19 massacres in November 2015, detailed as follows:
– 14 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:
Damascus suburbs: 7 massacres
Deir Al Zour: 4
Al Hassaka: 1