SHRC has documented 52 massacres which took place in October 2015, making it the month in which the highest number of massacres took place in 2015, as of yet.
Analysis reveals that Russian war planes were responsible for 19 massacres, the Syrian regime for 32 massacres and ISIS was responsible for one massacre.
Aleppo witnessed the highest number of massacres, with 18 massacres committed in the province, followed by rural Damascus in which 12 massacres took place, and then Homs in which eight massacres took place, and Idlib in which seven massacres took place.
Among the largest of the massacres which took place in October was the Ghanto massacre of 15/10/2015, when war planes targeted a refuge for the displaced, killing 48 people. Two large massacres also took place on 30/10/2015: the massacre of Manbaj city (controlled by ISIS), which killed 40 people and the massacre of Wadi al-‘Arayis in the Kalaseh district of Aleppo city, in which 31 were killed.