I- Executive Summary
During June 2015, SNHR recorded not less than 86 incidents that targeted vital facilities, distributed as follows:
a- Government Forces (army, security forces, local militias, foreign Shitte militias): 64
b- Extremist Islamic Groups:
i- ISIS: 14
ii- An-Nusra Front: 1
c- Armed Opposition Groups: 3
d- PYD Forces: 2
e- Unidentified Groups: 2
The most notable facilities that were targeted in June 2015:
22 places of worship, 15 medical facilities, 11 schools, 11 vital facilities, 7 markets, 6 ambulances, 4 bridges and crossing points, 3 government buildings, 2 bakeries, 2 universities, 1 archeological sites, 1 civil defense center, 1 service car.
The Security Council failed to carry out Resolution 2139, adopted on 22 February, 2014, which states: “all parties immediately cease all attacks against civilians, as well as the indiscriminate employment of weapons in populated areas, including shelling and aerial bombardment, such as the use of barrel bombs.”, the Security Council should at least press on government forces to stop targeting vital places, which are usually crowded, such as schools, hospitals, markets, bakeries, and places of worships. In this report, SNHR highlights the documented attacks against vital facilities. It is worth noting that what we documented was the minimum due to the many practical obstacles we run across during our work.
SNHR affirms, through its investigations, that there were no military points or presence in these places before or during the attacks. The Syrian regime, and the crimes perpetrators, should justify their brutal attacks before the United Nations and the Security Council.