Syria war has killed more than 330,000

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

More than 330,000 peo­ple have been killed in the Syr­ian con­flict since it started six years ago, around a third of them civil­ians, a mon­i­tor said yes­ter­day. The Bri­tain-based Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights said it has doc­u­mented the deaths of 331,765 peo­ple across Syria since the con­flict erupted in mid-March 2011 with anti-gov­ern­ment protests. In­cluded in the over­all death toll are 99,617 civil­ians, Ob­ser­va­tory head Rami Ab­del Rah­man said, adding that the fig­ures were for the pe­riod be­tween March 15, 2011 and July 15, 2017. A to­tal of 18,243 chil­dren and 11,427 women were among the civil­ians killed, the Ob­ser­va­tory said. The fig­ures were the lat­est pro­vided by the Ob­ser­va­tory since March when it said 320,000 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 96,000 civil­ians, had been killed. In its lat­est re­port, the Ob­ser­va­tory said a to­tal of 116,774 mem­bers of the regime forces or regime sup­port­ers have been killed in Syria since the con­flict be­gan.

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