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Report: 197 civilians killed in Syria in January

Destroyed vehicles are seen after Assad Regime forces carried out an airstrike over a children's hospital, located at de-escalation zone Taftanaz town of Idlib, Syria on June 10, 2018. ( Ibrahim Hatip - Anadolu Agency )Destroyed vehicles are seen after Assad Regime forces carried out an airstrike over a children's hospital, located at de-escalation zone Taftanaz town of Idlib, Syria on June 10, 2018. ( Ibrahim Hatip - Anadolu Agency )
Destroyed vehicles are seen after Assad Regime forces carried out an airstrike over a children's hospital, located at de-escalation zone Taftanaz town of Idlib, Syria on June 10, 2018. ( Ibrahim Hatip - Anadolu Agency )Destroyed vehicles are seen after Assad Regime forces carried out an airstrike over a children's hospital, located at de-escalation zone Taftanaz town of Idlib, Syria on June 10, 2018. ( Ibrahim Hatip - Anadolu Agency )

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the killing of 197 Syrian civilians, including 57 children and 27 women, in January 2019.

The report said that 44 Syrian civilians – including 12 children and four women – were killed by forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

It also said that nine civilians, including two children and one woman, were killed in attacks believed to be carried out by Russian forces.

Meanwhile, the report said, Daesh killed 13 civilians, including three children and one woman, while attacks by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) or the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) killed 30 civilians, including 13 children and three women.

The US-led international coalition killed 37 civilians, including 15 children and 12 women, the report said, stating that other unknown forces killed 64 civilians.

Read: UNHCR ‘concerned’ for civilian security in Syria’s east

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