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Rights Group: 5,188 civilians killed in five months in Syria

Some 5,188 civilians have been killed in Syria since the announcement of a cessation of hostilities in the country five months ago, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said yesterday.

The network said the regime forces and Russia were responsible for 71 per cent of the total violations, which include 1,016 children and 694 women.

According to the report, which covers the period from 27 February to 27 July, regime forces killed 3,055 civilians, including 483 children and 359 women, while Russian troops killed 417 civilians, including 113 children and 63 women.

Daesh was responsible for the death of 552 civilians including 98 children and 78 women, while Al-Nusra Front killed 17 civilians, including two children and one woman.

International coalition forces killed 305 civilians, including 130 children and 53 women while Kurdish forces killed 184 civilians, including 17 children and eight women.

Some 392 people were killed by armed opposition groups. These included 102 children and 92 women, while 266 people were killed by unidentified parties including 71 children and 40 women.

The report has documented the arrest of at least 3,631 people, including 113 children and 135 women; 2,517 people, including 83 children and 114 women were arrested by the regime forces.

The network has also documented 440 attacks on vital civilian centres including 275 attacks by regime forces and 100 by Russian troops.

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