1,685 killed in Syria during November

Published December 1st, 2014 - 06:40 GMT

At least 1,685 people were killed by the Syrian regime in Nov. 2014, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported on Monday.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights is a non-governmental, non-profit organization which aims to document human rights violations in Syria.

Masses of Syrians took to the streets in March 2011 to protest against the Assad regime, a struggle that turned into a civil war in July 2011 after regime forces brutally suppressed opposition activists.

According to the network, 1,987 people were killed in October 2014.

The report claimed that at least 266 opposition fighters were killed in clashes throughout November.

Attacks conducted by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed 57 civilians, including five children and 51 armed fighters.

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, which are targeting areas under ISIL control, killed 56 ISIL militants and 16 civilians.

The report documented that at least 70 people were killed in clashes between opposition groups fighting amongst each other.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights also claimed in a report published on Nov. 25 that more than 15,000 women have been killed in Syria since the revolution began in 2011.

The same report added that more than 2.1 million Syrian women fled their country in attempt to save their lives.

Overall, more than 190,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict between the Assad regime and opposition forces began in early 2011, according to UN figures published in August.


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