Anti-Assad monitoring group says Syrian death toll passes 130,000




 
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Anti-Assad monitoring group says Syrian death toll passes 130,000
 
December 31st, 2013  
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Anti-Assad monitoring group says Syrian death toll passes 130,000
The death toll in Syria's civil war has risen to at least 130,433, more than a third of them civilians on both sides of the conflict, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The conflict in Syria began in March 2011 as peaceful protests against four decades of rule by President Bashar al-Assad's family, but turned into an armed insurgency whose sectarian dimensions have reverberated across the Middle East. The anti-Assad Observatory, based in Britain but with a network of sources across Syria, put the number of women and children killed in the conflict so far at 11,709. It said the death toll among rebels fighting the Assad government was at least 29,083.

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