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The Monthly Report on the Dignity Revolution's Martyrs

Violation Documentation Center in Syria

October 2013



Gratitude and Indication:

     As the Syrian Revolution enters its 32nd month and reaches its third year, martyrs of civilians, defected soldiers, and enrollees in the FSA, are still falling on a daily basis. That coincided with a remarkable escalation on part of the regime forces using the fiercest and deadliest types of weapons including internationally banned weapons such as chemical weapons, poisonous gases and incendiary missiles, moreover, the regime has been following a systematic policy of besieging and preventing the entry of food to many of the areas that are not controlled by the military forces of the regime.

     VDC which has been working since the beginning of the revolution on monitoring and documenting all violations and crimes by the regime presents its report about Dignity Revolution martyrs of October 2013 covering the period from 1st till 30th October 2013.

Pointing out the following:

  1. Regime's fatalities are not included in the reported death toll.
  2. These figures are not final in any way, and they are subject to continuous and periodic scrutiny by center's activists and the field documentation team
  3. Figures may differ between reports even within the same district, and this can be referred to the territorial audit that would reveals places of errors and faults, as well as the continuous follow up to identify undistinguished martyrs whenever they are identified.

     Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria deeply thanks all field activists who are doing a tremendous job in order to document the martyrs and complete their data, and thanks all our readers that collaborated with the center, in addition to the families of the victims who showed peerless response with (Watheq\Document it Campaign) - which has been started in a number of Syrian governorates and regions- by providing us with some data, and correcting another.


Martyrs of the Revolution

VDC has documented, since the beginning of the revolution in March 2011 till the end of October 2013 (78,035) martyrs, 2,679 of which died in October 2013.

     Of those martyrs, 2,422 have been documented by their full names, (257) documented as unidentified, (126) of which were documented with videos and photos and (131) documented only by witnessing. 

     The martyrs of October 2013 distributed on all the days of the month with an average number of (87) martyrs/day; i.e.1 martyr less than the last month, for in September the average number was (88) martyrs/day. The highest number was on October 25th  with (280) Martyrs.

*Victims of shooting and regime snipers are 49%, artillery bombing victims are 26% and field execution victims are 6%


The number of civilian martyrs is 1,704, of non-civilians is 984, (5) Of which are children*


The number of male martyrs is 2,378 i.e.89 %, and of female martyrs is 301 i.e.11 %

*Martyrs of October according to governorates:

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