The Syrian Network for Human Rights announced, on Wednesday, that 1,510 people have been killed in Syria over the past ten years, as a result of chemical attacks by the regime and the terrorist organization ISIS.
This came in a statement issued by the (independent) network, on the occasion of the “Day of Remembrance of All Victims of Chemical Warfare”, corresponding to November 30 of each year.
The network said that Syria witnessed 222 chemical attacks during the period between December 23, 2012 and November 30, including 217 attacks by the regime and 5 by ISIS.
She added that these attacks “left 1,510 people dead, including 1,409 civilians (including 205 children and 260 women), in addition to 94 opposition fighters, and 7 prisoners (in opposition areas) of the regime forces.”
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She explained that the attacks “also resulted in the injury of 11,212 people, including 11,080 in attacks by the Syrian regime, and 132 in attacks by ISIS.”
The network pointed out that “the regime’s chemical attacks took place in various Syrian governorates (it did not specify them), while ISIS attacks were concentrated in Aleppo governorate.”
Since 2011, Syria has been witnessing a civil war that began after the regime of President Bashar al-Assad dealt forcefully with popular protests against him that began on March 15 of the same year, prompting millions of people to flee and seek refuge in neighboring countries.