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Violations Documentation Center in Syria

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Rural Damascus - Duma, by (Bassam al-Hakim)

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Introduction and Citation:
This report covers the period from Sat 11-10-2014 until Fri 17-10-2014. 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.
2. These figures are not final in any way, and they are subject to continuous and periodic scrutiny
by center’s 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 martyrs whenever they are identified.

Martyrs of the Week:
During this period, the Violations Documentation Center in Syria managed to document (367) martyrs in all the Syrian governorates, (334) of whom were documented by names, while (33) i.e.(9 % ) of
the total number, were unidentified bodies because they had turned into carnages.
Two of them documented by photo and Two of them documented by video and (29) were documented
only by witnessing.

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First: the Distribution of Martyrs according to Governorates
Damascus Suburbs governorate witnessed the fall of the largest number of martyrs, as the total
number was (103 martyrs) i.e. (30 %), followed by Idlib (60 martyrs) i.e. (17 %), then Aleppo (56
martyrs) followed by Hama (33 martyrs).

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Second: the Distribution of Martyrs according to Death Causes
(145) martyrs i.e. (40 %) died as a result of fire shots and sniper bullets, whereas (124) of them
i.e. (34 %) died because of air shelling and barrel bombs. Moreover, (48) martyrs i.e. (13 %) killed
because of artillery shelling and mortar shelling.
VDC has also documented (28) detainees under torture in detention centers around Syria and (4) martyrs due to starvation and siege by regime forces.

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Third: the Distribution of Martyrs according to the Days of the Week
Friday 17th October 2014 witnessed the fall of the largest number of martyrs, when (79) of them
fell i.e. (22 %) of the total number. After that, Tuesday 14 October 2014 witnessed the fall of (75)
martyrs i.e. (20.5 %) then Wednesday 15 October 2014 witnessed the fall of (57) martyrs.

Fourth: the Distribution of Martyrs according to Gender
The number of male adult martyrs is (307 martyrs), i.e. (84 %) of the total number, the number of
male children is (24 children), i.e. (7 %), the number of adult females is (22 martyrs), i.e. (6 %), the
number of female children is (13 martyrs) i.e. (3 %).

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Child Male

Adult Male

Child Female

Adult Female

Fifth: the Distribution of Martyrs according to the Category (Civilian/ Noncivilian)
(206) civilian martyrs were reported i.e. (56 %) of the total number of martyrs, while only (160) fighters fell i.e. (44 % ( among them one “child fighter” under of eighteen age.

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Adult Male

Child Male

Child

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Civilian

Noncivilian

Sixth: Other
During this period Violations Documentation Center has documented more than (19) martyrs
at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS/Daash) including (3) civilians, and (16)
fighters of the Free Syrian Army and other fighting factions.

Seventh: Victims of international alliance against ISIS:
The center documented this week the death of 7 civilians due to American strikes against ISIS 3
of them in Hassaka governorate to the north- east of Syria - Shaddadi town, 4 in Der Zor governorate to the east of Syria, 3 of them from Khasham village, The center couldn’t get the exact number of ISIS members or other parties members killed due to being targeted by those airstrikes.

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