Syria death toll now exceeds 200,000

 A man holds a baby saved from under rubble, who survived what activists say was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo, in this Feb. 14, 2014. (File Photo: Reuters)


A man holds a baby saved from under rubble, who survived what activists say was an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo, in this Feb. 14, 2014. (File Photo: Reuters)

Syria’s civil war has killed more than 200,000 people in less than four years, a monitoring group told AFP on Tuesday, adding that most were fighters from the two sides.

“We have documented the killing of 202,354 people since March 2011,” Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP, adding that more than 130,000 of them were combatants.

“Of the total, 63,074 of the killed were civilians, including 10,377 children,” said Abdel Rahman.

He also said some 300,000 people are being held in Syria’s infamous jails, including 20,000 who have gone missing entirely.

Read more at Al Arabiya

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  1. In the last week of December, I pray that the Syrian conflict ends in a truce or cessfire in 2015.
    Having read this and the Guardian aritcle, I am amazed at the death toll and the very little progress by any of the parties since last summer when the world became aware of the threat and actions of ISIS to the whole region.
    Whether one militia or another take a town or a town is reduced to rubble because of barrel bombing, what is gained in the big picture? Can this miserable staus quo continue for months and years? Will the money backers still fund these proxy fights between sunni and shiite?
    I go back to the point Syrian expert Josh Landis made in a number of interviews in the last months. In the end there will be a three part truce with terroritory controlled by the Kurds, Sunni( ISIS or others) and Assad forces.
    I hope it takes place in 2105.

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