Killers by region - Middle East

Killers from the Middle East include:

Hafez al-Assad
Country: Syria
Kill tally: 100,000 to 500,000
Kill tally details: Up to 25,000 killed in Hama during a siege of the city in February 1982. (Estimates of the number killed vary from 5,000 to 25,000. It is likely that the real figure is somewhere near the lower end of the estimates.) More than 300,000 killed since the outbreak of Syria's civil war in March 2011
Elie Hobeika
Country: Lebanon
Kill tally: Less than 5,000
Kill tally details: Up to 3,000 Palestinians killed at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in 1982. An unknown number of others killed during the Lebanese Civil War
Saddam Hussein
Country: Iraq
Kill tally details: Over 1.5 million, including up to 340,000 Iraqi and 730,000 Iranian combatants killed during the Iran-Iraq War. An estimated 1,000 Kuwaiti nationals killed following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Up to 200,000 Iraqis killed during the First Gulf War. As many as 200,000 or more Iraqis killed as a consequence of the Second Gulf War. As many as 300,000 Iraqi dissidents, Shia Muslims and Kurds killed during Saddam's reign