Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Thursday 10/04/2014, approximately 359 people killed in Syria. The dead : 41 civilians ( 11 children, 8 women ), 132 rebels, 25 non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 43 NDF, 56 Regular forces, 38 ISIS, 11 unknown rebels, 1 Hezbollah, 12 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces ( including fighters from Abo Al-Fadel Al-Abas brigade ).
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Wednesday 09/04/2014, approximately 278 people killed in Syria. The dead : 59 civilians ( 14 women and children ), 61 rebels, 29 non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 37 NDF, 54 Regular forces, 5 ISIS, 13 unknown rebels, 2 Hezbollah, 17 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces ( including fighters from Abo Al-Fadel Al-Abas brigade ). Read more
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay addresses a news conference at the U.N. Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA) in Bangui March 20, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/SIEGFRIED MODOLA
(Reuters) – Human rights violations by Syrian government forces “far outweigh” those by armed opposition groups, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Tuesday, prompting the Syrian U.N. envoy to accuse her of acting like an irresponsible “lunatic.”
Pillay briefed the 15-member U.N. Security Council on the human rights situations in Syria, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Mali and Libya. She again called for the situation in Syria, which has been ravaged by a three-year civil war, to be referred to the International Criminal Court.
Pillay said monitors in her office and investigators with the U.N. commission of inquiry inSyria, led by Paulo Pinheiro, had consistently blamed both parties to the Syrian conflict for human rights violations “but you cannot compare the two.” Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Homs province: An unknown gunman assassinated the Jesuit father Francis Vanederlcht in Jesuit fathers’s house in Bustan Al-Dewan neighborhood in the besieged Homs. The father refused to leave the besieged neighborhoods of Homs before evacuating all the Christians from these neighborhoods. Read more
We, the Commission of Humanitarian Relief and Support in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of the Kurdish Cantons (Jazira, Kobani and Efrin), welcome UN Security Council Resolution 2139 to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria. We hereby commit to facilitate the implementation of the Resolution 2139 and the 2 October 2013 statement by the President of the Security Council (S/PRST/2013/15) including through facilitating the expansion of humanitarian relief operations, in accordance with applicable provisions of international humanitarian law and the UN guiding principles of humanitarian emergency assistance. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Final death toll for Saturday 05/04/2014, approximately 295 people killed in Syria.The dead : 60 civilians ( 11 children, 5 women, 1 teenager ), 80 rebels, 35 non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 33 NDF, 51 Regular forces, 8 ISIS, 12 unknown rebels, 15 non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces ( including fighters from Abo Al-Fadel Al-Abas brigade ).
Firat: Turkish hands in Kobanê attack, says YPG: People’s Defence Units (YPG) Press Office has said in a written statement that the Turkish army is supporting the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) gangs attacking Kobanê.
According to the statement, two armored vehicles of the Turkish military has launched a rocket targeting the YPG base in the village of Girsor in the border region.
The attack has reportedly left no casualties. Read more
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: al-Raqqa province: Kurdish sources reported to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the ISIS issued a warning to the residents of the al-Sha’ba, Shat al-Rahman and al-Hijazi villages of south western Reef Tal Abiad city which is mainly inhabited by Syrian Kurds and gave them until Saturday to leave their villages. The ISIS bombarded villages in western Reef Tal Abiad city.
Hama province: Regular forces bombarded areas in the Mourk town and other areas in northern Reef Hama after midnight which led to several injuries. Reports that 6 civilians from one family, including 4 children and 1 woman, were killed by pro-regime militants in the Abu Darda village of Reef Hama. Read more