Damascus, 24 Jumadil Awwal 1436/15 March 2015 (MINA) – Around 211,000 people have been reportedly killed in Syria since the civil war began in March 2011, a nongovernmental organization said in a new report Friday.
According to The Syrian Network for Human Rights, the Assad regime forces allegedly killed 176,678 civilians, including 18,242 children and 18,457 women as the civil war entered its fifth year, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
“The percentage of women and children killed to the overall number of victims has reached 19 percent,” the report said.
The reports also said that 11,427 people were tortured to death. It alleged that the Assad regime soldiers killed 27,496 armed opposition forces and used 5,150 barrel bombs that killed 12,194 people.
Also, ISIL allegedly killed 3,967 people since it was established in 2013, including 1,054 civilians, 2,913 opponent forces. Al-Nusra front killed 331 people, including 258 civilians and 73 opponent forces, the report said.
The report also said that 493 people were killed in areas controlled by the Syrian Kurdish armed groups, and 787 persons were killed in attacks of some Syrian opposition groups.
Also, 103 civilians have been killed since Sept. 23, 2014, when the U.S.-led international coalitions warplanes began its attacks on ISIL objectives.
On March 15, 2011, the Syrian people took to the streets of the country to protest against the Assad family regime, a family that has ruled Syria in last 44 years.
The peaceful protests to topple Assad turned into civil war in July after regime forces attacked opposition activists.
More than 190,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict between the Assad regime and opposition forces began in early 2011, according to UN figures published in August 2014.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights claims to be a neutral non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in June 2011. However, the figures provided by the organization could not be independently verified. (T/P002/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)