The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) has documented the death of 3522 people in 2019, which is equivalent to half of the number of registered victims in 2018, which is (7064) people.
The documentation of the victims also showed that about 60% of the victims in 2019 were in the Idlib and Aleppo provinces alone, while the provinces of al-Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor and al-Hasakeh recorded approximately 25% of the victims.
SHRC documented the perpetration of 118 massacres in 2019, which is equivalent to approximately 43% of the number of massacres documented in 2018, and 25% of the number of documented massacres in 2017. 70% of these massacres were committed in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib alone .
SHRC has documented 337 deaths in the assassinations this year, the highest rate of assassination victims since 2011.
The year 2019 witnessed a continuation of market targeting crimes, which shows the strategy of the actors to inflict the greatest possible harm to civilians in urban areas, which represents an integrated war crime. In 2019, SHRC documented the targeting of 40 commercial and popular markets, all of which were in Idlib and Aleppo provinces, except for one in the al-Raqqa province.
SHRC has documented this year targeting (73) hospitals and health centres, compared to targeting (57) hospitals and health centres during 2018.
SHRC also documented the targeting of (14) civil defence centres, the killing of (16) members of the civil defence and the injury of about (37) other members. It also documented the targeting of 48 ambulances and rescue vehicles.
SHRC has documented that 177 schools were targeted in 2019, in a significant increase in targeting schools compared to 2018, in which SHRC documented targeting only 64 schools.
The year 2019 witnessed a significant increase in the number of targeted mosques compared to 2018, SHRC documented the targeting of 162 mosques in 2019, compared to 61 mosques in 2018.
The targeting of mosques was concentrated in Idlib province, where 90% of the targeted targeting works were recorded this year. The regime forces and the Russian air forces were responsible for more than 77% of the targeting actions, most of which occurred as a result of indiscriminate shelling targeting cities outside the regime’s control in northern Syria.