No less than 4,759 civilians were killed in the first half of 2018 by the parties to the conflict in Syria, including 593 civilians who were killed in June.
SNHR's report notes that SNHR has largely focused, since it was founded, on documenting victims who were killed at the hands of the parties to the conflict, and created a database for the victims’ names and their information such as sex, age, occupation, way of killing, the party that killed them, and the type of weapon used.
The report includes the civilian death toll by the seven parties to the conflict in Syria. The report stresses that military victims weren’t included in light of the difficulties found in this type of documentation.
The report draws upon ongoing monitoring of news and developments, and on a wide network of relations with tens of various sources, in addition to analyzing a large number of pictures and videos.
According to the report, June saw a rise in civilian death toll compared to May in light of the vicious offensive in Daraa governorate, a de-escalation zone, by Syrian-Russian alliance forces who topped all parties in terms of killing civilians in the month of June by killing 393 civilians, including 221 killed in Daraa governorate.
The report records that 4,759 civilians, including 1,104 and 798 women (adult female), were killed in the first half of 2018 at the hands of the parties to the conflict in Syria. Of those, 3,056, including 616 children and 507 women, were killed by Syrian regime forces, while Russian forces killed 398, including 138 children and 79 women.
The report also records that 182 civilians, including 43 children and 15 women, were killed at the hands of ISIS, and 23 civilians, including five children, were killed by Hay’at Tahrir al Sham.