193 People, Including 42 Children, Women were Killed in Syria In March Alone

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Friday announced it has documented the death of 193 people, including 42 children and women in March alone due to ongoing war across the war-hit country.

According to the figure compiled by the SOHR, 32 children under the age of 18, and ten women over the age of 18 were among the victims.

SOHR said a blast as a result of old ordnance took the lives of 29 civilians, including 12 children, while 33 civilians, including a child, were shot dead by unidentified persons, and 13 civilians, including two women and two children, were killed in “honor killings”, family and factional rivalries, and indiscriminate gunfire.

Another 11 civilians, including four children and three women, were murdered during this period of time, and one civilian was killed in shelling and gunfire by regime forces.

Another group of 11 civilians, including four children and five women, were killed in unknown circumstances, while six children died of poor health conditions, the report said, adding five civilians died under torture in regime prisons.

Turkish border guards also reportedly killed five civilians, including a child.

Another child was killed by Islamist factions, while a civilian was killed by an ISIS group, it added.

During the span of time, 44 Syrian regime forces, 9 SIS members, and seven Syrian fighters of Islamic factions, rebel factions, and other movements and organizations were also killed.

A pair of Syrian Popular Committees, the National Defense Forces and regime-backed militias, seven Syria Democratic Forces and affiliated military formations, and two regime and Iran-backed Syrian fighters, most of the Shiite sect, were killed.

The SOHR also confirmed that five militiamen of the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias were killed in attacks with surface-to-surface missiles fired from Israel, which targeted a weapon and ammunition shipment belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias.

The SOHR called on the international community to work hard to stop the bloodshed in Syria and assured to continue monitoring and documenting all the developments on the ground in Syria including the massacres, violations, war crimes, and crimes against humanity committed against the Syrian people.

According to the SOHR, the conflict in Syria killed 3,746 people in 2021 of which 1,505 of them were civilians and among those 360 were children.


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