“The conflict-related casualty figures within the report usually are not merely a set of summary numbers however symbolize particular person human beings,” stated Michelle Bachelet, UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights.
“The affect of the killing of every of those 306,887 civilians would have had a profound, reverberating affect on the household and neighborhood to which they belonged.”
The report cites 143,350 civilian deaths that have been individually documented by numerous sources with detailed info that included the deceased’s full names, dates and site of dying.
The UN report does not embody individuals killed within the warfare whose households who didn’t notify the authorities, nor does it embody the deaths of troopers and fighters however their numbers are believed to be within the tens of 1000’s.
‘Direct results of warfare’
Occasions rapidly escalated, shattering the lives of hundreds of thousands, destroying cities, straining international politics, and spurring diplomatic efforts that continued to be continually questioned.
Consultants say the Syrian battle wasn’t simply one of many world’s bloodiest, it was additionally among the many most complicated.
“This evaluation may even give a clearer sense of the severity and the size of the battle,” Bachelet stated.
“Let me be clear, these are the individuals killed as a direct results of warfare operations. This doesn’t embody the various, many extra civilians who died because of the lack of entry to healthcare, to meals, to scrub water and different important human rights, which stay to be assessed.”