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The Islamic State (also known as ISIS), and the former Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, which changed its name to Jabhat Fath al-Sham, were responsible for systematic and widespread violations, including targeting civilians with artillery, kidnappings, and executions.
Non-state armed groups opposing the government also carried out serious abuses including indiscriminate attacks against civilians, using child soldiers, kidnapping, unlawfully blocking humanitarian aid, and torture.
Concerns also remain over the creation of a YPG “non-combatant category” for children aged 16 and 17.
Relentless airstrikes, shelling, and widespread and systematic arbitrary detention, ill-treatment, torture, and forced disappearances have exacerbated a displacement crisis, both internally and externally, which has been further aggravated by shortfalls in international humanitarian aid funding.
The Democratic Union Party (PYD) and allied parties have set up local governance structures in large parts of northern Syria.
Despite some progress in the demobilization of child soldiers in 20 and disciplining officers who allowed children to serve, the People’s Protection Units (known as the YPG affiliated with the PYD) is still not meeting its commitment to demobilize children and to stop using boys and girls under the age of 18 in combat.
The spread and intensification of fighting has led to a dire humanitarian crisis, with 6.1 million internally displaced people and 4.8 million seeking refuge abroad, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
By mid-2016, an estimated 1 million people were living in besieged areas and denied life-saving assistance and humanitarian aid.
ISIS claimed responsibility for several car bombings and suicide attacks in Latakia governorate on May 23, including near bus stations and a hospital, announcing that it was targeting areas where “Alawites gather.” The attacks killed 145 civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.These attacks repeatedly hit known civilian objectives, including schools, mosques, and markets.According to the Syrian state news agency SANA, 16 civilians were killed and 41 injured when an opposition armed group shelled a mosque on April 29 during Friday prayers in Aleppo city.A truck bomb exploded near a PYD security center, killing 48 people and injuring about 140 others.ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra have also both targeted and executed civilians when conducting military operations in Syria.
News reports in 2016 also indicate that ISIS continues to execute men accused of homosexuality.