Over 5,000 civilians killed in Syria in 2017: Watchdog

At least 5,381 civilians were killed in the first half of this year, says London-based NGO

Over 5,000 civilians killed in Syria in 2017: Watchdog

World Bulletin / News Desk

More than 5,000 civilians were killed in civil war-torn Syria in the first six months of 2017, according to a London-based NGO.

According to a new report released by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) on Saturday, at least 5,381 civilians, including 1,059 children and 742 women, have been killed in attacks by regime forces, allied terrorist groups, and Russia as well as U.S.-led coalition forces, ISIL, and the terrorist PKK/PYD since the beginning of this year.

The report suggested that the Syrian regime and its supporters were responsible for the death of 2,072 civilians, including 318 children and 245 women.

It added that some 857 civilians were killed in attacks carried out by the ISIL terrorist group, while 1,008 others lost their lives in attacks by the U.S.-led international coalition.

The report also said that 641 civilians were killed in attacks by Russian forces.

According to the NGO, 522 civilians were also killed by unknown parties.

The SNHR also documented that at least five civilians were tortured to death and 153 others, including 31 children and 25 women, were killed by the terrorist PKK/PYD group.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Temmuz 2017, 00:11