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Assadís Campaign of Retaliation: 42 Unarmed Civilians Die in Daraa and Aleppo
Days after an attack on civilians in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, the Syrian regime renewed its campaign against the re....Details
Assadís Campaign of Retaliation: 42 Unarmed Civilians Die in Daraa and Aleppo

Assadís Campaign of Retaliation: 42 Unarmed Civilians Die in Daraa and Aleppo

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Days after an attack on civilians in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, the Syrian regime renewed its campaign against the residents and displaced Syrians in rebel-held territories. The Syrian regime targeted densely populated areas, including an aid distribution center. These attacks are part of a retaliatory campaign, which has previously been documented by the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS). In response to military defeats, the Syrian regime systematically strikes civilians in rebel-held territories. .......Details

52 Die in Horrific Attack by Syrian Regime Planes

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

As the U.S.-led international coalition expands its attacks to include more Syrian areas, the Syrian regime has used the diversion of global media attention to perpetrate more crimes against Syrian civilians. On Tuesday the 25th of November 2014, the Syrian regime executed a horrific massacre against civilians in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. The city of Raqqa has been under ISIS control since the 12th of January 2014........Details

Regime Airstrikes Kill Civilians in ISIS stronghold of Raqqa

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

On November 19, 2014, bombings by Syrian regime warplanes killed nine in the ISIS-stronghold of Raqqa. The raids wounded an additional 25, of which some were critically injured. .......Details

Syria: No word on four abducted activists / A year on, no information on Douma Four

Joint Release

The prominent Syrian human rights defenders Razan Zaitouneh, Samira Khalil, Wa’el Hamada and Nazem Hamadi – the Douma Four—remain missing a year after their abduction, 57 organizations said today. The four were abducted in Duma, a city near Damascus under the control of armed opposition groups. They should be released immediately, the groups said. .......Details

More Than 300 killed in Daraa as Violence Intensifies in Southern Syria

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

In November 2014, the DCHRS documented a provisional total of 1,533 casualties. 77% of those killed were civilians. The remaining 23% belonged to one of the fighting factions. Women and children respectively made up 9% and 12% of the total number of war casualties........Details

The worldís pitiful response to Syriaís refugee crisis

Amnesty International

World leaders are failing to offer protection to Syria’s most vulnerable refugees with catastrophic consequences, Amnesty International has warned in a new briefing ahead of a UN pledging conference in Geneva on 9 December. .......Details

The Lost Generation, Syriaís Children on Universal Childrenís Day

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Violations perpetrated against Syrian children have been taking place since the launch of the Syrian Revolution in March 2011. These violations are dreadful, but take on a special poignancy on this day, “Universal Children’s Day” (November 20, 2014). The Syrian uprising was initiated in response to the arrest of number of children, who had written slogans denouncing the Syrian regime on walls in the province Daraa, February, 2011. These children were arrested, interrogated, abused, and tortured by Daraa’s security forces. Children have thus suffered since day one of the Syrian disaster. .......Details

A Condemnation of the Islamic State and its Violations against Civilians

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

In the wake of another murdered western hostage by ISIS, the self-proclaimed “Islamic State”, Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies takes this opportunity to mourn the death of a true friend of Syria, to condemn his murderers, and to deplore all those who commit crimes against civilians. .......Details

The Syrian Regime Targeted a School in Al-Qaboun and Killed at least 14 Children

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Special Statement on a massacre in which the Syrian regime targeted an elementary school in Al-Qaboun, eastern Damascus, killing at least 14 children and wounding 22 others, many critically. .......Details

At least 18 killed in a bloody massacre in the Abdien refugee camp in Syria

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Special Statement concerning a horrific massacre perpetrated by Syrian regime helicopters, which targeted IDPs camp in the southern part of Idlib Province, where refugees from Idlib and Hama are sheltering. The attack occurred shortly before 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 29, leaving at least 18 dead. .......Details

72 Victims die under torture in Homs within 27 Hours

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

A special statement documenting 72 victims who were tortured to death inside the Syrian regime detention centers in Homs within 72 hours.......Details

792 Victims out of 1767 were Killed by Regime Airstrikes in October 2014

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

As violence and systematic human rights abuses continue by the Syrian government regimeís forces. In the month of October, 2014, DCHRS documented a total of 1767 victims who were killed by regime forces and their loyal militias in addition to the armed groups........Details

Three Bloody Massacres in Aleppo, Homs, and Daraa Leave 51 Dead in Less than 48 Hours

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Special statement concerning three consecutive massacres carried out by the Syrian regime within less than 45 hours of each other, in the towns of Tal Qarah in Aleppo Governorate, Talbisa in Homs Governorate, and Bosra ash-Sham in Daraa Governorate. As a result of these massacres, 51 civilians have been confirmed dead, including 34 children, and 10 women........Details

In less than three hours the Assad regime committed three horrific massacres in Daraa

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Special statement concerning three consecutive massacres committed by the Syrian regime over the course of three hours in al-Yadudah and Nassib, in the suburbs of Daraa Province, resulting in more than 34 civilian victims, including 14 children, and 4 women. .......Details

65 Casualties in Four Horrific Massacres Perpetrated by Regime Forces in Damascus Suburbs

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

DCHRS Documented 65 victims in 72 hours in four different massacres committed by Regime forces in Erbeen, Tarma, Jisreen, and Douma in Damascus Suburbs. .......Details

Three Consecutive Massacres in Homs, Damascus Suburbs, and Daraa in 48 hours

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

DCHRS Documented 57 victims in three massacres perpetrated by the Syrian Regime Forces the majority of them are women and children........Details

PARENTS AND SIX CHILDREN MUST BE RELEASED

Amnesty International

A Syrian couple, Rania Alabbasi and her husband Abdulrahman Yasin, and their six children, now aged three to 15, have been subjected to enforced disappearance by the Syrian authorities. They were arrested in March 2013. .......Details

Indiscriminate Shelling Killed More than 500 Victims in Aleppo and Damascus Suburbs in September

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

As violence and systematic human rights abuses continue by the Syrian government regimeís forces. DCHRS documented in the month of September, 2014 a total of 2125 victims who were killed by regimeís forces and their loyal militias in addition to the armed groups. .......Details

Free Human Rights Lawyer Release Khalil Maítouq Immediately, Unconditionally

Gulf Centre for Human Rights

(Geneva October 2, 2014) – The Syrian government should immediately and unconditionally free the prominent human rights lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his colleague Mohamed Zaza, 26 organizations said today, on the second anniversary of their enforced disappearance. .......Details

ACTIVIST FACING UNFAIR TRIAL: GEBRAIL MOUSHE KOURIE

Amnesty International

Peaceful political activist Gebrail Moushe Kourie is to be tried by the Anti-Terrorism Court, which does not abide by international fair trial standards. He has been in custody since December 2013 and has been held in ‘Adra Prison since February. There are concerns that he may have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated. .......Details

SYRIA: SCIENTIST FACING UNFAIR TRIAL, RISKS TORTURE

Amnesty International

Syrian physicist Faten Rajab Fawaz, a prisoner of conscience, is awaiting trial before a Military Field Court, whose proceedings are grossly unfair. She has been detained since 24 December 2011, seemingly as a result of her peaceful activism. .......Details

Targeting a Bakery in Aleppo and Killing more than 41 Civilians

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

On Thursday September 18, 2014, at approximately 10:00 PM, the Syrian regime warplanes perpetrated a massacre in Aleppo Ė Al-Bab city by targeting a line of civilians who were standing in line to buy bread in front of a bakery with a barrel bomb. Tens of civilians were killed in this massacre instantly while they were hoping to go home with some bread thatís extremely difficult to find and get in the besieged province of Aleppo........Details

More than 60 People Killed in a Massacre perpetrated by Regimeís Airstrikes

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

In less than 48 hours from the first Douma massacre which occurred on September the 9th, the Syrian regime targeted Douma again with two airstrikes killing more than 60 documented victims including many wounded who are critically injured........Details

Regimeís Airstrikes Killed 25 victims and more than 70 were injured in Douma, Damascus Suburbs

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

With Al-Assad remaining in power, horrible bloodbaths and violations are increasingly being perpetrated. In Damascus suburb, a new massacre was perpetrated disregarding all the international laws and covenants which states that displaced gatherings and civil areas must be protected from any military operations according to the international humanitarian law........Details

Regimeís Airstrikes Killed More Than 20 Civilians in Der Ezzor

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

The Syrian regime continues to perpetrate more crimes, including crimes against humanity, genocides, and systematic war crimes, amid an utter international silence. The Syrian regime has used its warplanes to target IDPs gatherings that were staying in different schools in Der Ezzor.......Details

Targeting Dael Field Hospital with Barrel Bombs in Daraa Province

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

The Syrian regime adopted a relentless war against the Syrian people by targeting civil areas, condensed neighborhoods, places of worship, field hospitals, and bakeries. Furthermore, the Syrian regime targeted many medical points that were established to treat the Syrian children, women, and elderlies. Field hospitals were built in areas which were besieged to help the residents, who become wounded due to airstrikes, shelling, and bombing. .......Details

Establishing a Special Syrian Court and a Unified Database of Human Rights Violations

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies & the Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice

On February 6-7, 2014, representatives of Syrian judicial and legal councils, in addition to the Syrian human rights and civil society organizations, gathered at a conference in Istanbul, Turkey at the invitation of the Syrian Commission for Transitional Justice and the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies. .......Details

Geneva II Conference on Syria: Unrestricten humanitarian access and release of peaceful activists should be minimum output

International Federation for Human Rights

FIDH urges participants attending the Geneva II Conference on January 22 to secure unrestricted access to humanitarian aid throughout Syria, the release of peaceful activists, the participation and full involvement of civil society representatives as well as women in the process of conflict resolution. .......Details

More Than 300 killed in Daraa as Violence Intensifies in Southern Syria

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

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DCHRS Casualty Report for November 2014

In November 2014, the DCHRS documented a provisional total of 1,533 casualties. 77% of those killed were civilians. The remaining 23% belonged to one of the fighting factions. Women and children respectively made up 9% and 12% of the total number of war casualties.

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792 Victims out of 1767 were Killed by Regime Airstrikes in October 2014

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

About 500 Victims Fell in Damascus and its Suburbs alone. DCHRS documented 1767 victims including 246 children and 103 women during October, 2014

Casualty Report for October 2014

As violence and systematic human rights abuses continue by the Syrian government regime’s forces. In the month of October, 2014, DCHRS documented a total of 1767 victims who were killed by regime forces and their loyal militias in addition to the armed groups. 67% of them were civilians reaching a total of 1175 victims; however the other 592 remaining victims were armed opposition forces and rebels accumulating a rate of 33% approximately.

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Indiscriminate Shelling Killed More than 500 Victims in Aleppo and Damascus Suburbs in September

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

DCHRS documented 2125 victims including 270 children and 187 women during September, 2014, and the International Coalitionís Airstrikes Killed 40 Victims Among them Children and Civilians.

Casualty Report for September 2014

As violence and systematic human rights abuses continue by the Syrian government regimeís forces. DCHRS documented in the month of September, 2014 a total of 2125 victims who were killed by regimeís forces and their loyal militias in addition to the armed groups.

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More than 75% of the Syrian Victims were Civilians in August

Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies

Indiscriminate Shelling Killed Nearly a Thousand Syrians

Casualty Report for August 2014

As violence and systematic human rights abuses continue by the Syrian government regime’s forces. DCHRS documented in the month of August, 2014 a total of 1854 victims who were killed by regime’s forces and their loyal militias in addition to the armed groups

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