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362 Civilians Killed in First 10 Days of Ramadan: Monitor

Human rights group says Assad regime responsible for the deaths of 314 civilians including woman and children since June 6
362 Civilians Killed in First 10 Days of Ramadan: Monitor

At least 362 people were killed in Syria in the first 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan, according to a new report by a UK-based human rights monitor on Thursday, June 16.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights issued a report, titled "The results of the first 10 days of Ramadan 2016," claiming that at least 314 of those who had died were killed by regime and pro-regime forces.

According to the report, the deaths were recorded during the period between June 6 and June 16, adding that 55 of the victims were children and 23 were women, in addition to six people who were tortured to death.

The report mentioned that Kurdish-led forces were responsible for killing 10 civilians, including two children and a woman, while Islamic State militants killed 14 civilians including a child and two women. Other factions killed eight civilians including four children.

The Network also reported that US-led coalition forces killed five civilians – four children and a woman – while it is unclear who is responsible for the deaths of 11 others. In addition, evidence and eyewitness testimonies suggest that more than 90 percent of the recorded attacks were against civilians.

The report called on the UN Security Council and other international institutions to shoulder their responsibilities toward the atrocities, and to pressure the Syrian regime to end the deliberate and random bombing of civilians.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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