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Trends and patterns

Syria has remained one of the top five most impacted states between 2012 and 2015 and consistently taking either 1st or 2nd place in the those years.

Between 2011 and 2015, there have been 36,224 deaths and injuries caused by explosive violence in Syria, of which 86% were civilians.

Where the actor has been identified as either state or non-state, AOAV has found that it is state actors that have been responsible for 71% of all civilian deaths in the last five years (2011-2015). Of the explosive violence perpetrated by known state actors, the Syrian government has found to be responsible for 76% of civilian harm, Russia 15%, and the US-led coalition 6%.


Data from 2016 (January-September)

In the first nine months of 2016, AOAV recorded 9,452 civilian death and injuries from explosive violence – more than in the entirety of 2015. Of the deaths and injuries this year in Syria from explosive violence, just under 50% have been caused by air-launched explosives.

During this period, 87% of the civilians killed and injured in airstrikes were in populated areas. Markets, residential areas, and hospitals have been the targets of many attacks.

Of the civilian deaths and injuries recorded, almost 60% occurred in eastern Aleppo and the rest of the governorate.

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