10 years of war in Syria
A decade of war in Syria has left more 350,200 people dead, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet told the Human Rights Council. This tally includes civilians and combatants, was based on “strict methodology” requiring the deceased’s full name, the date of death, and location of the body.
The Governorate of Aleppo saw the greatest number of documented killings, with 51,731 named individuals.
Given the vast number of those missing in Syria, Ms. Bachelet echoed her call for an independent mechanism, with a strong international mandate, to “clarify the fate and whereabouts of missing people; identify human remains; and provide support to relatives”.