The Syrian-Iranian-Russian Alliance Came First in Killings, followed by ISIS, and the International Coalition
Facts and evidences, through the daily cumulative documentation conducted by SNHR team, are telling us that we are definitely still far away from the stage of shrinking and reducing the crisis. The international community, the states that sponsor the negotiations in particular, haven’t taken any steps to limit the crisis’s deadly manifestations, in order to transition to the negotiation stage. The Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance is responsible for the most part, as it perpetrated vastly more violations than the rest of the parties to the conflict. The warplanes haven’t ceased the bombardment of civilian neighborhoods for one day, and tens of vital civilian facilities have been also bombed. We will be including only, however, hospitals, schools, and markets. Talking about releasing detainees and ending the siege have become a distant luxury. There won’t be a settlement or a negotiation path as long as the U.N. won’t work with local partners to monitor the ceasefire, and hold those who violate it accountable.
We are going to shed light on the killings, arrests, and incidents of attack on some of the vital civilian facilities. SNHR team documented between Geneva Talks’ 4th and 5th round, between Monday, February 20, 2017, and Thursday, March 23, 2017 the following:
A. Extrajudicial killing
948 civilians were killed, including 192 children and 91 women (Adult female) at the hands of the main parties as follows:
– Syrian regime force (Army, security, local militias, Shiite foreign militias): 383 civilians, including 62 children and 39 women.
– Russian forces: 203 civilians, including 64 children and 23 women.
– Self-management forces (Consisting primarily of the Democratic Union Party – a branch for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party): 10 civilians, including 4 children and 2 women.
– Extremist Islamic groups:
• ISIS (Self-proclaimed the Islamic State): 251 civilians, including 25 children and 8 women.
• Fateh al Sham Front (Formerly al Nussra Front): 5 civilians.
– Armed opposition factions: 13 civilians, including 4 children and 4 women.
– International coalition forces: 83 civilians, including 33 children and 15 women.