Kurdpa - Recent statistics obtained by Asharq Al-Awsat confirm that 186 children and 98 women have been killed since the outbreak of the
Syrian revolution on 15 March. The youngest Syrian child killed during the revolution was just 2 months old, whilst the eldest was 18 years
The Homs Governorate has witnessed the greatest loss of life of women and children; with 53 children and 34 women having been killed
there; whilst 34 children and 21 women were killed in the Daraa Governorate. Following this, the Idlib Governorate and Deir ez-Zour Governorate
suffered the next highest casualty rates amongst women and children.
A close reading of these statistics reveals that women of all backgrounds and
walks of life were killed in the Syrian uprising, from apolitical mothers and wives, to political activists and detainees. Asharq Al-Awsat viewed a
disturbing list of victims that painted a harrowing picture of the human cost of the Syrian revolution. The following victims were listed: the mother
of Mohamed Fawarit, the wife of Radwan al-Radi, the sister of Ali al-Dabani, the daughter of Abu al-Shouq, the wife of Ahmed Jarad, the daughter of
Mousa Khalil al-Jarad, and many others.
The majority of the Syrian women killed during the Syrian revolution were either shot and killed during
demonstrations, or whilst observing these demonstrations from the balconies of their homes. Whilst other Syrian women died after suffering heart
attacks or strokes upon receiving the news of the death of a husband, son, or other loved one.
The statistics also reveal that Fatima Awad Qassim
was killed whilst trying to escape the unrest by crossing into Lebanon, whilst Fatima Husseini al-Halaq, aged 33, was killed after she fled her
Some of the victims were killed whilst trying to defend their children, such as Elham Dawdani and Shafiqa Hayan al-Faris; both were killed
alongside their children. Whilst Wafa al-Hamil died after being prevented from entering a hospital by Syrian security forces, although they were
informed that her condition was critical.
As for the statistics on the death of Syrian children since the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Asharq
Al-Awsat learnt that a 2-month old Syrian child and a 6-month old Syrian child died after inhaling toxic gas deployed by the Syrian security forces to
A large number of Syrian children have also fallen prey to organ harvesting, with some Syrian children even being abducted
from hospital prior to death.
Murshid Abu Zayed, aged 18, was killed after being abducted from Daraa hospital. His body was later found to be
A number of Syrian children were subject to torture prior to death, including Tamer al-Shari, aged 15, Abdullah Jeha of Homs, aged
13, Malik al-Masri, aged 17, Nasser al-Saba, aged 16, and others.