Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Information office documenting human rights abuses in the Syrian Civil War
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, founded in May 2006, is a United Kingdom-based information office whose stated aim is to document human rights abuses in Syria; since 2011 it has focused on the Syrian Civil War. It has been frequently quoted by major news outlets since the beginning of the war about daily numbers of deaths from all sides in the conflict and particularly civilians killed in airstrikes in Syria. The SOHR has been described as being "pro-opposition" and anti-Assad.
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Report: Israeli airstrikes on eastern Syria kill 14 fightersBEIRUT (AP) — Israeli airstrikes in eastern Syria killed 14 Iranian and Iraqi fighters and wounded others, some seriously, an opposition war monitoring group said Tuesday. The Britain-based Syrian..
Secret airstrike destroys Iran’s Albukamal baseOn March 11 a rocket attack killed several members of the US-led Coalition at Iraq’s Camp Taji. Hours later people in Albukamal in Syria and across the border in Qaim, Iraq reported airstrikes. They..
Syria death toll 384,000 after nine years of war: monitorBeirut: At least 384,000 people have died in Syria, including more than 116,000 civilians, since the war began in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. Sparked by deadly..
Syrian Observatory: government forces in full control of southern IdlibRussian-backed Syrian government forces have seized full control of southern Idlib province after fresh advances against rebels, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday.
Russia denies reports about its strikes in Syria's Idlib: TASSRussia's defense ministry has denied a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights about its air force strikes on two settlements in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday, TASS news agency..
Another Syrian government helicopter shot down over Idlib regionA Syrian government helicopter was downed in a rural area west of Aleppo in Syria's Idlib region on Friday, with conflicting claims over who was responsible. Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency..
Syrian helicopter shot down in Idlib as strikes kill 12 civiliansA Syrian regime helicopter was shot down on Tuesday in the province of Idlib as a military offensive continued, with strikes killing at least 12 civilians in the country's last rebel pocket. The Syrian..
Syrian forces retake main Aleppo-Damascus highway: ObservatorySyrian forces have reportedly managed to wrest control of a key highway connecting the capital Damascus to second city Aleppo for the first time in over seven years. The so-called Syrian Observatory..
Syrian government seizes Aleppo highway for first time since 2012: monitorSyrian government forces seized control of the entire length of the main Aleppo-Damascus highway on Tuesday for the first time since 2012, after driving rebels from their last foothold on the road, the..
More than 60 dead in latest Syria clashes: war monitorBeirut: Clashes between Syrian regime forces and armed groups in the country’s last major opposition bastion have killed more than 60 on both sides in the past 24 hours despite UN calls for..
Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria: monitorAL-BARA (SYRIA): Syrian regime and Russian air strikes on Saturday killed 19 civilians, eight of them children, in the country's last major opposition bastion, a war monitor said. The air raids in the..
Air strikes kill at least 20 in Syria's Idlib: Observatory, activistsAir strikes by Syrian government and Russian forces killed at least 20 people in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Saturday, activists and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Syria: heavy clashes between regime troops and Turkish-backed forcesHeavy clashes broke out between Syrian regime forces and fighters backed by Turkey in north-east Syria, Syrian state media reported. Several people were injured, including a cameraman for state-run..
Turkish patrol kills protester amid shaky truce in NE SyriaIDIL, TURKEY — A Syrian protester was killed after he was run over by a Turkish military vehicle during a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeastern Syria on Friday, Kurdish forces and a Syria war..
Explosion in Syrian town on Turkish border kills 13At least 13 people were killed and more than 30 injured in the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on Turkey's border after a car bomb exploded in a market on Saturday, according to Turkish state media and the..
Observatory: 224 SDF soldiers, 183 Turkish-backed rebels killed in Syria clashesA Turkish offensive into northeast Syria has led to the death of 224 from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and 183 Turkish-backed rebels after the first eight days of fighting, the Syrian..
Syrian Observatory: Russian forces cross Euphrates, reach outskirts of Kobani in northern SyriaRussian forces have crossed the Euphrates River in northern Syria and reached the outskirts of the city of Kobani, pushing eastward with Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Syrian..
Fourteen killed after Turkish strike in Ras al AinThe Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a Turkish air strike on a convoy in the Syrian town of Ras al Ain killed 14 people including five civilians and wounded 10 on Sunday.
Syrian Observatory: Turkish strike in Ras al Ain kills nineThe Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a Turkish air strike in the Syrian town of Ras al Ain killed nine people including five civilians on Sunday.
Monitor: 104 SDF fighters killed battling Turkish attackThe death toll among Kurdish-led fighters battling a Turkish offensive in northern Syria has climbed to 104, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday.
Syrian Observatory: 100 people escape camp holding Islamic State relativesAround 100 people - women affiliated with Islamic State and their children - have escaped from a camp guarded by Syrian Kurdish-led security forces in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human..
Monitor: Turkish forces, allies seize parts of Syrian town SulukTurkish forces and their Syrian allies seized large parts of the northern Syrian town of Suluk in a new advance against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Syrian Observatory for Human..
Syrian Observatory: 30 civilians killed in Turkish offensiveThe civilian death toll resulting from Turkey's offensive into northern Syria has risen to 30, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.
74 Kurdish-led fighters killed in Turkish offensive: monitorThe death toll among Syrian Kurdish-led fighters battling a Turkish offensive has risen to 74, most of whom have been killed in the Tel Abyad area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on..
Car bomb detonates at jail in Syria holding IS prisoners: monitor, SDFA car bomb exploded overnight at a prison holding Islamic State detainees in the city of Hasaka in northeastern Syria, forcing Syrian Kurdish-led security forces to send reinforcements to prevent an..
Tens of thousands fled Turkish offensive in less than 24 hours, Syrian rights group saysMore that 60,000 people have already fled areas in northeast Syria, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday, less than 24 hours after Ankara launched an offensive in the..
War monitor says two Hezbollah members, one Iranian killed in Damascus strikes overnightWar monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two members of Lebanon's Hezbollah group and one Iranian were killed in Israeli strikes around the Syrian capital Damascus overnight.
Syria regime forces surround Turkish army post: monitorBut most civilians had already fled before the pocket was cut off, according to the Observatory. Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish observation post in the northwest Friday after overrunning..
Syrian rebels withdraw from area in NW after government advance - ObservatorySyrian rebels withdrew from a town in southern Idlib province and from their last remaining territory in neighboring Hama province after government troops advances in the area, the Syrian Observatory..
Turkey enters battle for Idlib with insurgents' supportBEIRUT - Air strikes hit positions near a Turkish convoy which was stuck at a highway in northwest Syria after crossing into Idlib province on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The..
Warplanes strike near Turkish convoy in northwest Syria: Observatory, rebel sourceSyrian air strikes hit near a Turkish military convoy that approached frontlines in northwest Syria on Monday as government forces advanced on a rebel-held town, a monitor and a rebel source said.
Air strikes hit near Turkish convoy in Idlib: Syrian ObservatoryAir strikes hit positions near a Turkish convoy which was stuck at a highway in northwest Syria after crossing into Idlib province on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.