Over 130,000 killed since start of Syria conflict , NGO

syria stop bloodshed nowBEIRUT, Lebanon-  More than 130,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in Syria nearly three years ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today.

In a new tally, the group said 130,433 people have been killed since the conflict began in March 2011, among them 46,266 civilians.

They include more than 7,000 children and more than 4,600 women, the Britain-based watchdog said.

The group, which relies on a network of sources on the ground in Syria, said 52,290 pro-government fighters had been killed, among them more than 32,000 regular troops and 262 reinforcements from the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah.

On the rebel side, the group counted 29,083 deaths, including 6,913 fighters from jihadist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The Observatory said it had also recorded the deaths of 2,794 unidentified individuals.

Syria’s bloody conflict began in March 2011, with peaceful anti-government demonstrations.

The regime of President Bashar al-Assad cracked down on the protests, and the opposition took up arms.

The conflict has spiraled into an increasingly bloody civil war, with human rights groups accusing both sides of suspected war crimes.

NOW/AFP

  • 5thDrawer

    Are they including the starved, diseased and frozen spread into other harsh environments?
    Or is that million left up to the ‘Red Cross/Cresecent/Aid-Worker’ side to determine?
    Might be useful to put the two charts together.

  • 5thDrawer

    Are they including the starved, diseased and frozen spread into other harsh environments?

  • cook

    The shaitan has lost more than 650 actually

    • bypest

      Why are you setting your standard so low if you wish to make up statistics? Do as others and claim 6,000 dead, 20,000 wounded and 500 captured and executed. 650 is the amount that die in only a day of good battle according to takfiri statisticians.

      • 5thDrawer

        🙂 The good old ‘numbers game’, love it.
        That’s 46,800 virgins needed … fast. :-))

      • cook
      • Reasonableman

        How about you include these guys in your count.
        NO they are not waiting to see the new years firworks!
        They are waiting for DEATH in the form of explosive barrels.

  • cook2half

    The shaitan has lost more than 650 actually

    • bypest

      Why are you setting your standard so low if you wish to make up statistics? Do as others and claim 6,000 dead, 20,000 wounded and 500 captured and executed.

      • 5thDrawer

        🙂 The good old ‘numbers game’, love it.

      • cook2half
      • Reasonableman

        How about you include these guys in your count.
        NO they are not waiting to see the new years firworks!
        They are waiting for DEATH in the form of explosive barrels.