Syr­ian con­flict has claimed 290,000 lives

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Syria’s bru­tal con­flict has now claimed the lives of more than 290,000 peo­ple, a mon­i­tor­ing group said, giv­ing its lat­est death toll for the dev­as­tat­ing five-year war. The Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights said 292,817 peo­ple had been killed be­tween March 2011 – when the con­flict erupted – and the end of July. The toll rep­re­sents an in­crease of more than 10,000 peo­ple since the mon­i­tor gave its last ac­count on May 26. Among the dead are 84,472 civil­ians, in­clud­ing 14,711 chil­dren and 9520 women, it said on Au­gust 8. The Ob­ser­va­tory also doc­u­mented the deaths of 50,548 non­ji­hadist rebels and Kur­dish mili­ti­a­men.

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