PHOTO: Men search through rubble after regime attack on Janoudiyeh, June 2015
The Assad regime’s forces killed more than 3000 people in opposition-held Idlib Province in northwest Syria from May 1 to June 30, according to a report from the pro-opposition Syrian Network for Human Rights.
Of the 3,051 killed, 2,382 were civilians — including 349 children and 403 women — and 669 were rebel fighters. Almost 150 people were tortured to death.
The regime was responsible for more than 86% of the killings in the province, almost all of which was captured by rebels this spring.
Aftermath of airstrike on Janoudiyeh in early June which killed more than 60 people:
The SNHR documented the deaths of 86 people — 78 rebels and eight civilians — at the hands of the Islamic State. Jabhat al-Nusra killed 65 civilians and 27 fighters. Rebels were held responsible for the deaths of 118 civilians and five gunmen.
In the two months, regime forces attacked 123 “vital facilities”, including 21 hospital and medical facilities, 31 schools, 26 mosques and houses of worship, 14 bakeries, and two Civil Defense centres. Other groups attacked five vital facilities in May-June.
The SNHR claims 38 regime attacks with “toxic gases”, killing 12 people.
Despite holding only a small area of Idlib, regime forces arrested 689 people, including 45 children and 67 women. Jabhat al-Nusra was second in detentions with 205, with the Islamic State-affiliated Jund al-Aqsa seizing 45 and rebel groups detaining 31.