The Ongoing Military Campaign in Syria’s East Region is the Most Ruthless since the Start of the Popular Uprising
SNHR has released eight report with the start of May 2015, documenting the most notable violations that were perpetrated by the seven parties to the conflict in Syria in May 2017 – civilian death toll, victims due to torture, toll of arbitrary arrests, most notable violations against media activists, most notable massacres, most notable violations against medical and civil defense personnel and their respective facilities, most notable incidents of attack on vital civilian facilities, and toll of barrel bombs use. The reports highlight the impact of the de-escalation agreement on the rates of violations perpetrated by the parties to the conflict. The de-escalation agreement was announced at the end of the fourth round of negotiation in Astana, Kazakhstani’s capital, and came into effect on Saturday, May 6, 2017
These reports draw upon the daily documentation processes during May, where SNHR, through its scattered members throughout Syria, monitors all violations by the parties to the conflict, and publish most notable news, before releasing a preliminary death toll at the end of each day. For more information, please see our documentation and archiving methodology.
The first report, entitled “964 Civilians Killed in May 2017”, which documents the civilian death toll at the hands of the parties to the conflict, finds that international coalition forces surpassed all other parties in civilian kills, as 273 civilians were killed at the hands of international coalition forces. Of those, 33% were children. Secondly, ISIS killed 268 civilians, 21% were children, followed by the Syrian regime who killed 241 individuals, including 13% children.