04/01/2023

North Press Agency reports 2022 data on human rights violations in Turkish-controlled Syrian territory

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — On Tuesday, North Press Agency’s Documentation and Monitoring Department reported the scale of human rights violations in the areas occupied by the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA).

According to the report, in 2022, approximately 2,628 persons died from various causes. Civilians made up more than half of the deaths, including 360 women and 347 children. An additional 1,147 people we injured in various incidents, including 64 women and 121 children.

At least 959 people — including at least 30 women and 20 children — were unjustly detained by factions of the SNA. Media activists and human rights campaigners are among those illegally detained in SNA facilities.

The report also noted an 18% increase in attacks by the Islamic State (ISIS). The attacks resulted in the deaths of 171 people and injured a furth 30. Nearly 80% of those affect by ISIS attacks were residents of North and East Syria.