The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) documented the killing of 1440 people in December 2016, among them 296 children, 126 women, and 12 killed under torture.
According to SHRC, Russian bombing was responsible for 184 deaths, whilst Turkish bombing killed 152 and bombing by the international alliance killed 105.
SHRC also documented the killing of 125 people at the hands of ISIS, including those killed in clashes with the group or those killed by mines planted by them, and those who were executed directly; whilst 11 were killed at the hands of Kurdish militias and 102 were killed by mortar rockets fired into regime controlled areas. Thirty-two perished through suffocation of sarin gas, 14 died as a result of the extreme cold, and seven died as a result of lack of medication and food in besieged areas in Deir Azzour, Aleppo and rural Damascus.
As with all months of 2016, Aleppo witnessed the highest number of victims, with 812 people killed in December, followed by Idlib in which 155 were killed, and then rural Damascus in which 134 were killed. In Ar-Raqqah 121 were killed, followed by Hama in which 64 were killed, Deir Azzour in which 49 were killed and 44 in Daraa. Thirty were killed in Homs, 26 in al-Hasaka, three in the capital Damascus, and two in Latakkia.