More than 300,000 civilians killed in the Syrian conflict: a UN report – Al Jazeera English

The report, which is based on eight sources, says that approximately 306,887 civilians were killed in Syria between March 1, 2011 and March 31, 2021 due to the conflict.

In the first ten years of the conflict in Syria More than 300,000 civilians killedThe United Nations said, while another report issued on the same day by the international organization stated that more than 100 detainees were killed in a Syrian camp.

The civilian deaths report published on Tuesday by the UN human rights office followed what the organization described as a rigorous assessment and statistical analysis of available data on civilian casualties.

According to the report, 306,887 civilians were killed in Syria between 1 March 2011 and 31 March 2021 due to the conflict.

“The conflict-related casualty figures presented in this report are not just a set of abstract numbers, but represent human individuals,” said Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

“The impact of the killing of these 306,887 civilians has had a profound and impactful impact on the family and community to which they belong,” Bachelet said.

Figures released by the United Nations do not include soldiers and combatants killed in the conflict. Their numbers are believed to number in the tens of thousands. The figures also do not include people who were killed and buried by their families without notifying the authorities.

The report, which was commissioned by the United Nations Human Rights Council, cited 143,350 civilians killed individually by various sources with detailed information, including at least the full name, date and place of death. The report was based on eight sources of information, including: the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, the Statistics and Research Center – Syria, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and the Violations Documentation Center.

The Syrian conflict began with anti-government protests that broke out in March 2011 in various parts of Syria, to demand democratic reforms in the wake of the Arab Spring protests in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain that toppled some of the national leaders who were in power. contracts.

The protests quickly turned into a full-fledged civil war that killed hundreds of thousands and devastated large parts of the country.

A Syrian man inspects a destroyed house
A Syrian man inspects a destroyed house after artillery shelling by the regime forces on Idlib Governorate, northwest of the country [File: Abdulaziz Ketaz/AFP]

Deaths in concentration camps

Separately, the United Nations said on Tuesday that more than 100 people, including many women, had been killed in a Syrian camp in just 18 months, and demanded countries return their citizens.

Al-Hol camp, located in the Kurdish-controlled northeast, was supposed to serve as a temporary detention facility. However, it still has about 56,000 people, mostly Syrians and Iraqis, some with links to the Islamic State (ISIS).

Omran Reda, the UN Resident Coordinator in Syria, said Al-Hol camp is increasingly unsafe. “It is a very harsh place and it is becoming an increasingly unsafe place,” said Reza.

“There is a lot of gender-based violence… there are a lot of no-go areas.”

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