Executive Summary: In December 2016, DCHRS documented 1287 casualties, including 172 children and 106 women. 91% of those killed were civilians. The remaining 9% were combatants, armed rebels, and soldiers from different fighting factions. Children and women respectively made up 13% and 8% of the total number of war casualties, while the remaining 70% were men.
Out of the male casualties, 89% were unarmed men civilians and 11% were armed from various factions.
The highest number of casualties in December, 2016 was recorded in Aleppo province (714 persons in total), followed by Damascus suburbs (137 persons in total), most of whom were killed by the indiscriminate shelling of the Syrian regime and Russian forces warplanes.
Additionally, Russian airstrikes assaults resulted in the death of 496 victims accumulating to 39% of the entire casualties, most of them were killed mainly in Aleppo (297 victims), regardless of the agreed “Ceasefire” that was implemented on Feb 27, 2016, and the related agreement that was signed in last December.DCHRS_Month_of_December_2016_Casualties_Report_English