Syrian Human Rights Observatory: 103 People Killed in the Past Month
According to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory, 103 people have died in fighting in Syria in the past month. That would be the lowest number per month since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011.
According to the observatory, 51 of those 103 people have been killed by Russian or Syrian bombings in Idlib province in the northwest of the country.
That area is the last major stronghold of the Syrian rebels. The other victims were killed in mines or murders. In February, there were still 275 deaths.
The sudden decrease is mainly due to the stock agreed for Idlib between Russia and Turkey. However, a real confrontation seemed to be underway in February when the Syrian army, backed by Russian aircraft, advanced in Idlib and killed Turkish soldiers. Turkey has observation posts in Idlib.
That file is therefore relatively well observed, but at the same time, there is growing fear of the consequences of the coronavirus and that of all warring parties.
Officially, only a few cases are known in Syria, but this may be due to the lack of testing, and in many cases, the medical infrastructure has been almost destroyed.
International aid agencies are especially concerned that the virus would break out in overcrowded refugee camps in the country and in large prisons such as al-Hol where Syrian Kurds have brought together their prisoners from the terror group IS. People are very close together there.