198 Civilians Killed during Geneva Talk’ 5th Round

81% were Killed at the Hands of the Syrian-Iranian-Russian Alliance

Geneva Talk’ 5th Round

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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. Additionally, internationally-prohibited weapons, such as cluster munitions and chemical weapons, and indiscriminate weapons, such as barrel bombs, have been used in addition to incendiary weapons in civilian areas. Talking about releasing detainees and ending the siege has become a far-fetched 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, incidents of attack on some of the vital civilian facilities – we will include in this statement only hospitals, schools, markets, and places of worship- and the use of specifically internationally-prohibited weapons such as cluster munitions and chemical weapons, in addition to incendiary weapons and barrel bombs. SNHR team documented during the fifth round of Geneva Talks- Thursday, March 23, 2017, to Saturday, April 1, 2017- the following:
 
A. Extrajudicial killing
198 civilians were killed, including 33 children and 36 women (Adult female) at the hands of the main parties as follows:
– Syrian regime force (Army, security, local militias, Shiite foreign militias): 92 civilians, including 12 children and 8 women.
– Russian forces: 67 civilians, including 9 children and 22 women.
– Self-management forces (Primarily consisting of the Democratic Union Party – a branch for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party): 3 civilians
– Extremist Islamic groups:
• ISIS (Self-proclaimed the Islamic State): 7 civilians, including one child and one woman
– Armed opposition factions: 6 civilians; all of whom were children.
– International coalition forces: 15 civilians, including 3 children and 2 women.
– Other parties: 8 civilians, including 2 children and 3 women.
 

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