Not Less than 58 Massacres Were Committed in January 2016

33 amongst which were committed by Russian Forces

58 Massacres

I- Executive Summary
SNHR documented not less than 58 massacres that were committed in January 2016, detailed as follows:
A- Government Forces (security forces, army, local and foreign militias) committed 22 massacres
B- Russian Forces committed 33 massacres
C- Extremist Islamic Groups:
i- ISIL committed 3 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 22 massacres in January 2016, detailed as follows:
– 20 massacres were committed in regions under the control of armed opposition groups
– 1 massacre was committed in regions under ISIL’s control
– 1 massacre was committed in regions under the government’s control

Massacres’ distribution according to the Syrian governorates:
Aleppo: 12 massacres were committed
Deir Al Zour: 12
Idlib: 11
Damascus suburbs: 10
Raqqa: 6
Homs: 4
Hama: 2
Al Hassaka: 1

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