The month of Ramadan witnessed continuous acts of violence through the use of air strikes with rockets, explosive barrels, cluster bombs and phosphorous bombs.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) documented the killing of 1610 people in the holy month, approximately 40% of whom were from Aleppo alone. Syrian regime forces, the foreign militias which support them and Russian war planes were responsible for the 65% of those killed.
Aleppo was home to the highest number of victims with 634 killed in the province, followed by Idlib in which 258 were killed, and then Deir Azzour in which 205 were killed. In rural Damascus 187 were killed, in Ar-Raqqah 90 were killed, 72 were killed in Hama, 68 in Homs, 50 in Daraa, 27 in Al-Hasaka and 14 in Damascus. Two were also killed in Latakkia and one in Al-Quneitra.
Among the most prominent of massacres in Ramadan was the massacre of al-Ishara city in Deir Azzour which took place on the first day of the month 6/6/2016, and in which 21 people were killed, as well as the massacre of al-Shi’aar district in Aleppo which took place on 8/6/2016 and in which 15 were killed. This is in addition to the massacres on the eastern districts of Aleppo which took place on 14/6/2016 and in which 25 were killed, and the massacre of Tareeq al-Bab (Aleppo) on 1/7/2016 in which 17 were killed, the massacre of Otaya (rural Damascus) on 30/6/2016 in which 18 were killed, and the massacre of Jirood (rural Damascus) in which 39 were killed- making it the bloodiest massacre of the month.