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Violations Documentation Center in Syria

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Introduction and Citation:


This report covers the period from Sat 10-1-2015 until Fri 16-1-2015. However, it is worth pointing out the following:
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 doesnt
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 centers 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.

First: Victims of the Week


During this period, the Violations Documentation Center in Syria was able to document (178) victims
in all the Syrian governorates, (159) of whom were documented by names, while (19) i.e. (12 % ) of
the total, were unidentified bodies because they had turned into carnages, one of them documented by
photo while (18) unidentified bodies were documented just by witnessing.

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Second: the Distribution of Victims according to Governorates


Daraa governorate witnessed the fall of the largest number of victims, as the total number was
(36 victims) i.e. (20 %), followed by Aleppo (33 victims) i.e. (19 %), then Damascus Suburbs
(30 victims) i.e. (17 %) and Deir Ezzor (25 victims).

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Third: the Distribution of victims according to Death Causes


(31) Victims i.e. (17 %) died as a result of fire shots and sniper bullets, whereas (46) of them i.e.
(26 %) died because of air shelling and barrel bombs. Moreover, (18) victims i.e. (10 %) were killed
because of artillery and mortar shelling.
VDC has also documented the death of (13) detainees i.e. (7 %) under torture in detention centers
around Syria. 27 victims were also reported dead due to lack of food and due to cold and siege and we
will publish an annex with the monthly report of January about this issue and recheck the cases and
take testimonies from the medical cadres.

17%

26%

10%

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Violations Documentation Center in Syria

Fourth: the Distribution of Victims according to the Days of the Week


Wednesday 14-1-2015 witnessed the fall of the largest number of victims, when (45) of them fell i.e.
(25 %) of the total. After that, Saturday 10-1-2015 when (43) of them fell i.e. (24 %) of the total. Then
Thursday 15-1-2015 witnessed the fall of (26).

Fifth: the Distribution of victims according to Gender:


The number of reported male adult victims is (132), i.e. (74 %) of the total; the number of male
children victims is (15), i.e. (8 %); the number of adult females is (12), i.e. (7 %) and the number of
female children is (19) i.e. (11 %).

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15

132

19

12

Child Male

Adult Male

Child Female

Adult Female

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


(144) civilian victims were reported i.e. (81 %) of the total, while only (34) fighters fell i.e. (19 %)
including a one child under eighteen were fighting.

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%18.5

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%19

%62

Adult Male

Child Male

Child

Adult

19%

79%

Noncivilian

Civilian

Seventh: Victims at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS)
During this week, Violations Documentation Center has documented more than (24) victims at
the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS/Daash) 16 of them are civilians and 8 fighters from FSA.

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