Syria war has killed more than 350,000 in 7 years: monitor
Rammalah :Seven years of conflict in Syria have left more than 350,000 people dead, according to an updated overall death toll released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Britain-based monitoring group, which relies on an extensive network of sources on the ground across Syria, said 353,935 people have been killed since March 15, 2011.
The conflict, which will enter its eighth year on Thursday, is taking a devastating toll on civilians, including in the ongoing regime assault on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus.
According to the head of Observatory, 106,390 civilians have been killed in seven years.
Here is a breakdown of the deaths, according to the Observatory:
106,390 civilians, including 19,811 children and 12,513 women
63,820 regime soldiers
58,130 regime-allied and militia fighters (including 1,630 from Lebanon’s Hezbollah and 7,686 from other foreign Shia groups)
63,360 hardline militants and jihadists (including from the militant Islamic State group and a former Al Qaeda affiliate)
62,039 fighters from other forces, including non-jihadist rebels, Kurdish forces and defected government soldiers
196 identity unknown but death documented