More than 136 thousand people killed so far in Syria
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented 136,227 casualties since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in 18/3/2011 with the first protestor shot and killed in Der'a, up till 31/01/2014.
The dead include:
47,998 civilians (including 7,372 children and 4,920 women).
2,824 unidentified casualties (documented with pictures and footages).
21,218 rebel fighters.
2,247 defected soldiers and officers.
8,164 ISIS, al-Nusra, and islamist battalion fighters, the vast majority being non-Syrian. Some yet to be identified by name.
32,936 regular soldiers.
20,231 combatants from the Popular Committees, National Defence Forces, Shabiha, and pro regime informers.
271 fighters from the Lebanese Hezbollah.
338 non-Syrian pro-regime Shi'ite militiamen.
The death toll does not include more than 17,000 detainees and missing persons inside of regime prisons, nor the more than 6000 regular soldiers and pro regime militants held captive by rebel fighters and the ISIS. Nor does it include kidnapped civilians.
Nor does the death toll include the hundreds of islamist and rebel fighters and ISIS combatants who were taken captive or kidnapped during the clashes between both sides since 3/1/2014.
We estimate that there are about 50,000 casualties from regular forces and rebel fighters and non-Syrian fighters that we have not been able to document, because both sides are discreet about the human losses resulting from clashes.
The SOHR demands that all international bodies take up their responsibility so that all war crimes committed in Syria be taken to the International Criminal Court, so that the perpetrators, funders and those that cause the conflict to continue all be prosecuted for their crimes against the Syrian people.
We at the Syrian Observatory once again renew our appeal to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, to work through all possible means to put an end to the conflict in Syria and to supply aid to the Syrian people in order for a transition to a democratic state that is based on principles of freedom, social justice and equality which preserves the rights of all Syrians. Rather than merely focusing on destroying the chemical weapons, since tens of thousands of Syrians are still being killed, maimed and displaced in this conflict with conventional weapons.