SNHR: 210 civilians killed by Assad regime, Russia in February

Orient Net 2020-03-06 08:51:00

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The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) released on Wednesday (March 4) its monthly report, which documents the human rights situation in Syria, outlining the most notable human rights violations that the SNHR documented in February in Syria, noting that 210 civilians, including 54 women and 38 children, were killed at the hands of Russia and Assad regime.

The report documents in February the deaths of 276 civilians, including 66 children and 43 women, as well as six medical personnel and two media workers, the largest percentage of whom were killed by Assad-Russian alliance. It also documents the deaths of 18 individuals who died due to torture, and at least 10 massacres.

The report documents in February the deaths of 276 civilians, including 66 children and 43 women, as well as six medical personnel and two media workers, the largest percentage of whom were killed by Assad-Russian alliance. It also documents the deaths of 18 individuals who died due to torture, and at least 10 massacres.

The report also documents at least 193 cases of arbitrary arrests, including one child and five women, at the hands of the main perpetrator parties to the conflict in Syria, with the largest percentage of these carried out by Assad Regime militias in Damascus countryside and Deir Ez-Zour governorates.

According to the report, at least 114 attacks on vital civilian facilities were recorded in February, 110 of which were carried out by Assad-Russian alliance, concentrated in Idlib and Aleppo governorates, of which 22 attacks were on schools, 19 were on medical facilities and 25 others were on places of worship.

The report documents in February at least one cluster munition attack carried out by Assad Regime militias on Idlib governorate, which resulted in the death of one civilian, and injured five others.

The report documents in February at least 121 barrel bombs dropped by Assad regime’s air force, fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, targeting the governorates of Idlib and Aleppo, which resulted in the deaths of eight civilians, including three children, and perpetrated at least six attacks on vital civilian facilities.

The report stresses that the Assad regime has violated international humanitarian law and customary law, and a number of UN Security Council resolutions, particularly resolution 2139, resolution 2042 on the release of detainees, and resolution 2254, all without any accountability.

The report calls on the UN Security Council to take additional steps following its adoption of Resolution 2254, and stresses the importance of referring the Syrian case to the International Criminal Court, adding that all those who are responsible should be held accountable including the Russian regime whose involvement in war crimes has been repeatedly proven.

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