Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

SNHR & DCHRS- Syria- Confirmed Death Toll between 18-03-2011 to 29-05-2012

The comprehensive file of the victims of the Syrian Revolution can be downloaded here:

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) and Damascus Centre for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS) observe rigorous documentation standards to verify each piece of information by seeking testimonies from two people who do not know one another before it is included in the casualties’ record.

Summary of the Syrian Revolution Victims’ Statistics from 18-03-2011 to 29-05-2012.

Total Death Toll No. 14093

Children: 1012 (including 777 males, and 235 females)

Women: 865

Death under Torture: 545

Military personnel: 1148 of the Free Syrian Army, pro-regime military and security forces as well as defectors or soldiers who refused to shoot and whom SNHR was able to document their names and death using the military or security IDs which they had when they were killed. It is worth mentioning that Syrian authorities have not allowed SNHR members to verify the names of the victims declared by the Syrian authorities as SNHR members have no relations whatsoever with the Syrian authorities, security apparatus and media outlets responsible for the figures and information released by the Syrian authorities and which cannot be verified at the moment.

All this data is available in the attached file in the link hereinabove. Victims of governorates are as follows:

Homs: 5144

Idleb: 2245

Hama: 1942

Daraa: 1446

Rural Damascus: 1086

Deir Ezzor: 558

Damascus: 495

Aleppo: 479

Latakia: 325

Al-Hasaka: 103

Tartous: 70

Raqqa: 59

Qunaitera: 50

Swuaida: 14

In addition to many foreign nationals who were on the Syrian lands, most of whom are Palestinians. They also include foreign and Arab journalists: 77

Please be advised to look at the attached file which is a comprehensive report of all the recorded civilian and military casualties including all the details available for each. The report at the first pages features diagrams plotting the distribution of casualties on Syrian governorates.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) and Damascus Centre for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS) hold Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian head of the state and the commander in chief of the Syrian army, accountable for all acts of homicide, torture and massacres perpetrated in Syria as he holds the primary responsibility for issuing the orders for those acts. All members of the Syrian regime and heads of security and military apparatus are considered directly complicit in those acts as well. SNHR and DCHRS demand the UN Security Council, the UN and UN member States to act with precipitation and take all necessary measures to protect the civilians in Syria by sincerely undertaking their moral and legal responsibilities. SNHR and DCHRS call on quickly referring all those responsible for those massacres to the International Criminal Court.