Four Years Harvest: the Highlights of the Massacres in Syria

1- Introduction:
SNHR issue seven monthly report, including a report that discuss in details the most notable of the massacres committed by the armed parties in Syria, in this report will not review all the massacres from March 2011 to March 2015 as it is available on our website, because some months involve no less than a 120 massacres (an incident where 5 individuals die), and the main aim of the report is to review the most notable massacres committed by the armed parties against the Syrian people, and accentuating that –with no comparison- the government forces topped all the other parties a 100 times more in the number of violations, in terms of the death toll and the size and capacity of the spread of these massacres, followed by the extremist groups, then all armed opposition groups, then the coalition forces and Kurdish forces.

2- Executive Summary:
The report contain a short description to 34 Massacres of the most notable massacres committed by the influential parties in Syria from March 2011 to March 2015, that caused the death of 4606 individuals including 4513 civilians including 821 child and 595 women as follows:
– Government forces:
22 massacres that have 4259 casualties, including 86 of the armed opposition members and 4173 civilians, including 758 children and 568 women.
The largest is the eastern and western Gouta massacre Wednesday 21 /August /2013, where chemical weapons were used by government forces and was the deadliest as it claimed the lives of 913 people, including 172 children and 148 women.
– Kurdish forces:
– 2 massacres claimed the lives of 48 civilians, including 15 children and 3 women.
The largest massacre is in the villages of Tel Khalil and Alhajiyeh, which claimed the lives of 42 people, including 15 children and 3 women.
– Extremist groups:
ISIS: 3 massacres claimed the lives of 111 civilians, including 18 children and 3 women.
Most notable the massacre of children’s hospital, which claimed the lives of 50 people, including journalists and civilians
An-Nussra Front: 2 massacres claimed the lives of 53 people, including 9 children, 5 women.
Most notable the massacre of Al-Zahra neighborhood in Homs, which claimed the lives of 39 civilians, including 3 children, 3 women, and 2 doctors
– Armed Opposition:
3 massacres that claimed the lives of 71 people, 7 military personnel belonging to government forces, and 64 civilians, including 14 children, and 9 women
Most notable the massacre of Al-Mattar neighborhood in Daraa, which claimed the lives of 29 civilians, including 8 children, and 5 women
– Coalition forces:
2 massacres that claimed the lives of 64 civilians, including 7 children, and 7 women
The largest was the Saraya building massacre in Al-Bab city, which claimed the lives of 51 civilians, including 2 women and 2 children.

http://sn4hr.org/wp-content/pdf/english/Four_years_harvest_the_highlights_of_the_massacres.pdf

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