1,900 People Killed Since The Beginning of Geneva Negotiations

Close to 500 of those killed were civilians

1,900 persons have been killed in Syria since the start of Geneva II talks on 22 January and dozens of regime forces and militias were killed in the confrontation in the countryside of Damascus, in Golan and close to the Lebanese border, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

 

The director of the Observatory Rami Abdulrahman told AFP that "1,870 persons have been killed in Syria since dawn on 22 January until midnight 30 January, including 498 civilians, 464 rebels, 208 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and the Nusra Front, 454 regime soldiers and militias and three members from Kurdish People's Protection Units.

 

Those killed in battle occurred in different areas, in between the rebels and the regime forces, or between ISIS and the armed opposition, or between the Jihadists and Kurds in the north east of the country.

 

The Observatory described the numbers as "frightening".

 

It was thought Geneva II might lead to simultaneously reaching a ceasefire and the release of Syrian detainees.

 

The Observatory asked the international community to work seriously to stop the killing and the human rights violations in Syria before finding a political solution, saying it was shameful for countries which supposedly respect human rights to rein silent over the abuses taking place in Syria.

 

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