More than 230,000 dead in Syria conflict: Report

Beirut: A monitoring group on Tuesday said that more than 230,000 people including almost 11,500 children were killed in conflict of Syria since it broke out in 2011. It is heard that the deaths include 69,494 civilians, among them 11,493 children and 7,371 women.

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More than 230,000 dead in Syria conflict: Report

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, works on network of fighters, activists and medics across the country, said that it had documented the deaths of 23,618 people.

With the deaths of 49,106 regime forces and 36,464 government loyalists, the combatants account for a majority of those killed. Over 838 from Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah and 3,093 Shiite fighters from other countries are also among the people killed.

According to the document, 41,116 Kurdish fighters, rebels and Syrian Jihadists are among the killed. It is learnt that 3,191 deaths remained unidentified.

The document does not include another 9,000 in detention of government, 20,000 who disappeared after being arrested and 4,000 held by the jihadist group. It added that after the clashes, thousands had disappeared or were unaccounted for and also estimates that the actual toll is likely higher than its figure.