The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) has documented the killing of 19528 people in 2016, 42.6% of whom were from Aleppo alone- the province which had the highest number of victims for each month in 2016- followed by Idlib with 14.2% and then rural Damascus, from which 12.5% of the victims hailed. July 2016 saw […]
The United Nations National Assembly adopted a resolution to establish a mechanism investigating the war crimes committed in Syria. The decree was supported by 105 states, opposed by 15, whilst 52 countries abstained from voting. The resolution has set a precedent, being the first time in which a mechanism for investigation in a particular country […]
The Syrian crisis is close to folding its sixth year, having achieved unprecedented levels of crime committed by state apparatus, whether Syrian, Russian, or Iranian, or the entities which work under the care and protection of these states, such as Iranian, Lebanese, Iraqi and Afghani militias. In parallel to the state crimes organised by the […]
Regime forces targeted the district of Jub al-Qubah in besieged Aleppo with artillery shells, killing 45 displaced people- the majority of them women and children- and injuring several others. Helicopters also targeted a gathering for the displaced in Bab al-Neirab yesterday, killing 25 people as a result.
War planes believed to be Russian targeted the village of Silat al-Zuhoor in western rural Idlib with vacuum missiles, killing eight people in total. All the victims are from the same family. Names identified include: Ahmed Imad Khalil Thanaa’ Mahmoud Khalil Hasnaa’ Khalil (child) Dhahabiah Khalil (child) Imad Ahmed Khalil Mu’tamad Imad Khalil Noor Khalil […]
The American-Russian ceasefire, which was signed on 10/9/2016, has been extended by a further 48 hours, after completing its third day today. During these last three days, Syria has witnessed a large drop in the number of victims, after an almost complete stop in the activities of war planes and helicopters on residential areas. The […]
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) documented the killing of 1964 people during August 2016, the majority of whom were killed by Russian and Syrian regime bombing. Russian war planes were responsible for the death of 180 people, whilst Turkish war planes killed 24 and war planes of the International Alliance killed nine people. ISIS […]
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Thursday 18 August Harrowing accounts of torture, inhuman conditions and mass deaths in Syria’s prisons The horrifying experiences of detainees subjected to rampant torture and other ill-treatment in Syrian prisons are laid bare in a damning new report published by Amnesty International today which estimates that 17,723 people have died in […]
SHRC has documented the killing of 1328 people in Syria during May 2016. The victims included 179 children, 144 women, and 37 that were killed under torture in Syrian regime and ISIS prisons. Ninety-two were killed by Russian bombing, whilst 176 were killed at the hands of ISIS in direct clashes with the group or […]
The medical teams at al-Ahli Hospital and the Children and Women’s Hospital in I’zaz (rural Aleppo) have announced that they will stop functioning until further notice. This announcement came after an armed group attacked the two doctors that were working at al-Ahli Hospital.