In October 2016, DCHRS documented 1364 casualties, including 154 children and 137 women. 81% of those killed were civilians. The remaining 19% were combatants, armed rebels, and soldiers from different fighting factions. Women and children respectively made up 12% and 14% of the total number of war casualties.
Out of the male casualties, 76% were unarmed men civilians and 24% were armed from various factions.
The highest number of casualties in October, 2016 was recorded in Aleppo province (750 persons in total), Followed by Damascus suburbs (197 persons in total), most of whom died due to indiscriminate shelling.
Additionally, Russian airstrikes assaults resulted in the death of 581 victims accumulating to 43% of the entire casualties, most of them were killed mainly in Aleppo, regardless of the agreed “Ceasefire” that was implemented on Feb 27, 2016.