SNHR: 1,771 Syrians Killed in October

Regime forces and allied militias responsible for the deaths of at least 793 civilians last month alone, UK-based monitoring group reports

At least 1,771 people were killed in Syria during the month of October, a new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights detailed.

According to the Network, regime forces and allied militias killed 1,284 people, 793 of which were civilians, including 153 women and 158 children (an average of five children per day). The percentage of women and children accounted for more than 39 percent of total victims, a stark indication of the deliberate targeting of civilians by regime forces.

The report indicated that regime forces had also killed 491 insurgents, while the number of people killed in Russian air strikes reached 276 people, 263 of them civilians, including 86 children and 44 women. According to the figures, the strikes killed no more than 13 insurgents.

The number of people who died under torture also amounted to 99 victims – an average of three people a day.

The report stated that Kurdish self-administration forces killed 10 civilians, including three children and two women.

The number of victims who were killed at the hands of the so-called Islamic State reached 71 people, including 53 civilians (three children and one man died under torture), as well as 18 militants from other opposition factions, including a gunman who died under torture. The report also stated the Nusra Front was responsible for the killing of five militants and one woman.

Syrian armed opposition factions killed 45 civilians, including 13 children, 11 women and three people died under torture.

US-led international coalition forces killed one civilian.

The Network has been unable to determine who was responsible for the deaths of 28 militants, 50 civilians, including eight children and nine women.

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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