Monday, December 2, 2013

Nearly 126,000 People Have Died in Syria's War; Dead Include 6,627 Children and 4,454 Women

The toll in 33 months of Syria's brutal civil war has left nearly 126,000 people dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website reports today (December 2, 2013).

The Observatory group -- which relies on a network of activists, lawyers, and doctors on the ground in Syria -- said it has documented 125,835 deaths in the conflict up to yesterday (December 1).

The dead include 44,381 civilians, among them 6,627 children and 4,454 Women.

The group said at least 27,746 opposition fighters had been killed, among them just over 19,000 Syrian civilians who took up arms to battle President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The regime side saw nearly double the overall losses of the opposition, with the Observatory documenting 50,927 dead among those fighting for Assad's government.

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