More Than 3173 Barrel Bombs Dropped On Syria since the Russian Military Intervention

1083 Barrel Bombs Killed 51 Individuals, including 16 Children and 7 Women in November 2015

3173 Barrel Bombs

I- Introduction:
Unlike the Russian ambassador’s announcement in the United Nations, that the Syrian regime stopped using barrel bombs, however SNHR’s daily documentation proved the contrary. In this monthly report we present documented cases by time, place, and images of the Syrian regime’s use of barrel bombs.
Since the military intervention of the Russian government in September and up till the end of November, not less than 2521 barrel bombs have been used by the Syrian government which killed 120 individuals including 25 children and 15 women.

We have noticed that there were some sort of coordination between the Syrian government forces and the Russian forces whereas the Russian forces intensify its airstrikes on Syria’s north. However, the Syrian government warplanes concentrate its airstrikes on the southern governorates and Damascus suburbs, in addition to the northern governorates.

By daily observing and recording violations, after the beginning of the popular protests in March 2011, we found out that first significant use of barrel bombs by government forces (Military forces, security forces, local militias, and foreign Shiite militias) was on Monday 1 October, 2012 in Idlib – Silqean town where a helicopter dropped a barrel bomb on a two-floor residential building which collapsed completely and 32 civilians, including seven women and seven children, were killed in addition to 120 others who were injured as shrapnel scattered everywhere.

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