At Least 774 Civilians Killed Since Start of Year in Syria: Human Rights Group

Published February 2nd, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Syrian Kurds mourn in the northern town of Afrin during the funeral on Feb. 1, 2018 of fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia and the Women's Protection Units (YPJ), killed in clashes in the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on the border with Turkey (DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP)
Syrian Kurds mourn in the northern town of Afrin during the funeral on Feb. 1, 2018 of fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia and the Women's Protection Units (YPJ), killed in clashes in the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on the border with Turkey (DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP)

At least 774 civilians were killed in January in armed clashes or attacks by Russia or the Assad regime, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said in a monthly report released on Tuesday.

According to the U.K.-based watchdog, most of last month’s civilian casualties were attributable to attacks by the Assad regime or its ally Russia.

At least 550 civilians, including 116 children and 87 women, were killed in attacks carried out by Russia or the regime during the first month of 2018.

64 civilians were killed by ISIS, while two were killed by Hay'at Tahrir al Sham.

24 were killed in airstrikes by international coalition forces.

Another four civilians were killed in clashes between regime forces and armed opposition groups, the same report states.

According to the SNHR’s 2017 annual report, a total of 10,204 Syrian civilians were killed last year, mostly due to attacks by the Assad regime.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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