The death toll in Syria on Wednesday 20/08/2014 reached 57 deaths including two children, a woman, 12 civilians killed under torture and five at the hands of ISIS.
In the capital Damascus and its suburbs ten civilians were killed; three died of suffocation due to the launch of the government forces of toxic gases on the neighbourhood of Jobar (Damascus), three died under torture in government prisons, two were shot by a regime sniper, one during clashes and another civilian died due to the lack of food and medicine as a result of the blockade imposed by government forces on Eastern Ghouta.
In Hama eight were killed; five died in clashes with government forces in western rural Hama, two died as a result of shelling and one was killed under torture in security prisons.
In Homs nine civilians were killed; three in clashes with government forces in rural Hama, two as a result of shelling, a civilian was shot by a government sniper and three were killed under torture.
Eight civilians were killed in Daraa; four in clashes with government forces in rural Daraa and rural Damascus, one due to shelling, a civilian was executed at the hands of forces loyal to the regime in Deir Azzour while on his way to study in Turkey and two were killed under torture in government prisons.
Additionally seven civilians were killed in Idlib; two were shot by regime snipers, two died as a result of shelling on the town of Kafr Nabil, two were killed in clashes with government forces and two were killed under torture.
It has been documented the killings of six civilians in Aleppo and its suburbs; five as a result of clashes with government forces at Jabal Azzan, al-Sheikh Najjar and al-Buhuth al-Ilmiya fronts, a member of the opposition was found killed in one of the buildings and had been kidnapped along with his car, gun and a sum of money.
It has also been documented the killing of four civilian in Deir Azzour; one died under torture in government prisons and three were executed at the hands of ISIS. In addition two were killed in Ar-Raqqah at the hands of the organisation.