SNHR documented the extrajudicial killings of 12 civilians, including four children and four women, by Syrian regime forces, Unidentified parties and Syrian regime forces/ Russian forces, on Sunday, July 18, 2021, with the toll of victims distributed as follows:
Syrian regime forces: a civilian (child)
Unidentified parties: four civilians
Syrian regime forces/ Russian forces: seven civilians, including three children and four women
SNHR has documented the deaths of seven civilians, including three children and four women killed in an attack targeting Ihsem town in south Idlib, although we have so far been unable to identify the party responsible for the attack, with the primary parties suspected of responsibility for it being Russian and Syrian regime forces, since the shelling emanated from an area under their control. The investigation process is still underway to identify the party responsible for the shelling.
SNHR issues this daily brief report of the death toll of Syrian civilians who were killed, against all the tenets of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, by all the dominant parties in Syria. SNHR’s work on these reports has lasted for nine years to date, during which time not one day has passed without civilian victims being killed in Syria. SNHR condemns all operations by any party which result in the deaths of civilians, and confirms that the regime and its allies are responsible for the vast majority- 91 percent – of the killings in the country, with the total death toll of civilian victims documented by SNHR exceeding a quarter of a million victims, although the estimated unofficial death toll is far larger.
Accordingly, SNHR calls on the international community to intervene and protect civilians in Syria by taking all the necessary steps to reach a democratic political transition that will achieve security and justice in Syria.