Syrian War || More Than 350,000 Civilians Killed In Syria, According To The UN
In Syria war have been killed more than 350,000 civilians since its outbreak a decade ago. The number was announced by the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights , Michelle Bachelet. These are only verified cases — the actual number of those killed is certainly higher, she said.
The human rights commissioner’s office carried out the determination of the number of civilian victims in Syria on behalf of the UN Human Rights Council. When presenting the results to the panel, Bachelet emphasized that the data collection only included cases in which the full name of the person killed, the date of death and the governorate concerned were known.
According to the information, 26,727 women and 27,126 children are among the 350,209 documented fatalities. Most people died in Aleppo (51,731), followed by the greater Damascus area with 47,483 and the city of Homs with 40,986 deaths.
“Behind every recorded death there was a person, born free and equal in dignity and rights,” said former Chilean President Bachelet. The injustice and horror of each of these fates must compel action. The everyday life of the Syrian population is “still marked by unimaginable suffering, and the violence they have to endure is endless”.
In March 2011, protests against the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad were violently suppressed in Syria . The conflict developed into a civil war in which many foreign powers intervened. Millions of civil war refugees have left the country. With the help of Russia and Iran, the government was able to take large parts of the country again after initially losing territory. In the east, Kurds rule with US support, while parts of northern Syria are ruled by Turkish troops and Islamist militias. According to the UN, Assad currently controls around 70 percent of the country and 40 percent of the population. After a controversial election, he was sworn in for a fourth term in July.
UN human rights monitors currently see no hope for reconciliation in the civil war country. Government forces would arbitrarily detain and torture people in the country, the commission of inquiry into Syria said recently. There is still a “war against the civilian population”.
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