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The Monthly Statistical Report on Dignity Revolution's Martyrs

November 2014

Violations Documentation Center in Syria

 

Introduction and Citation:

This report includes the number of victims who fell during November 2014. In Syria, claiming the lives of thousands, mainly civilian women and children, goes on using all kinds of weapons and targeting the various civilian neighborhoods. Accordingly, mass displacement movements took place, especially from the neighborhoods that are indiscriminately targeted by barrel bombs. However, in 23 September 2014, when the USA and its allies represented by the so-called National Coalition started a military operation that targeted headquarters of ISIS and other organizations including al-Nusra Front in Syria, the Syrian crisis entered a new phase.

The following points should be taken into consideration before reading the report:

  1. Fatalities of the regime, the Army of National Defense (Shabiha), Lebanese Hizbullah, Iraqi and Iranian Militias are not included in the reported death toll. The report only includes the victims at the hands of the regime in addition to a special list of the victims who fell by the fires of either the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS) or the coalition forces' against ISIS if there is any. It doesn't include numbers of victims at the hands of other fighting brigades.
  2. These figures are not final in any way, and they are subject to continuous and periodic scrutiny by center's activists, the data base administrators 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 reveal places of errors and faults, as well as the continuous follow up to identify undistinguished bodies whenever they are identified.

VDC team pays tribute to all the collaborative activists who extended a helping hand to our center as well as to the families of the victims. We also thank the Field Observation Team whose members face daily dangers executing their duties in Syria in order to document the human rights violations committed there, complete the data, and claim the rights of the distressed families from the concerned bodies and organizations.

 

First: Victims of the Revolution

Since the beginning of the Syrian Revolution till the end of November 2014, the Violations Documentation Center in Syria managed to document the killing of (108651) people at the hands of the regime forces and its militias, (1408) of whom fell in November 2014, while (2444) fell in November 2013, (4187) in November 2012 and (711) fell in November 2011.

Second: Victims of November 2014

During this month, the Violations Documentation Center in Syria managed to document the death of (1408) victims, (1279) of whom were documented by names, while (129) i.e. (9 %) were unidentified bodies because they had turned into carnages. Still, (7) of them were documented by photo; (29) were documented by video and (93) were documented only by witnessing.

Third: the Distribution of Victims according to the Days of the Month

The average number of victims in November 2014 was (47) victim/day, that is (6) victims less than October 2014 when the average number was (53) victim/day.

25th November 2014 witnessed the fall of the largest number of victims, when (102) of them fell i.e. (7.5 %) of the death toll. Following was 11th November 2014, which witnessed the fall of (84) victims then 2nd November 2014, which witnessed the fall of (80) victims.

Fourth: the Distribution of Victims according to Governorates

Daraa witnessed the fall of the largest number of victims that mounted up to (345 victims) i.e. (24.5 %), followed by Damascus Suburbs (243 victims) i.e. (17 %), then Aleppo (204 victims) followed by Homs (147 victims).

 

Fifth: the Distribution of Victims according to Death Causes

Direct shooting and clashes were the main reasons that claimed the lives of (462) of November's victims i.e. (33%) of the total, (56) of whom died by regime snipers' shots. (444) of November's victims i.e. (31, 5%) of the total died by warplane shelling, (122) of whom died by barrel bombs shelling. (186) victims i.e. (13%) of the death toll were killed by random artillery and mortar shelling. VDC has also documented (174) victims i.e. (12,5%) who were either tortured and starved to death or executed in the regime's detention centers. Other (14) victims died out of malnutrition, starvation and lack of medical assistance in regime-besieged areas.

Sixth: the Distribution of victims according to Gender:

The number of male adult victims is (1133), i.e. (81 %) of the death toll, the number of male children is (126), i.e. (9 %), the number of adult females is (104), i.e. (7 %) and the number of female children is (45) i.e. (3 %).

Seventh: the Distribution of Victims according to the Category (Civilian/ Non-civilian)

(986) civilian victims were reported i.e. (70%) of the total, while (422) fighters- including four children under 18- fell i.e. (30%).

Eighth: the Distribution of Victims according to Category and Governorate

Ninth: By the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

In November 2014, VDC has documented (102) victims who were killed by ISIS, 69 of them were civilians and (33) were members of the armed groups. Among the victims were 9 children and three women.

 

Tenth: By the International Coalition against (ISIS)

VDC has also documented the fall of (19) civilian victims, (8) victims of ISIS and other combating groups by the fires of the coalition forces during November. However, our center could not verify the actual number of the armed men, which are estimated by hundreds, during these air strikes because of the reticence of these groups on the subject.

 

Eleventh: Other Statistics

November 2014 witnessed the fall of five media activists, two doctors, three paramedics, a lawyer and four students of different ages.



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