Over 150,000 killed in Syria including 360+ Hezbollah militants

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syria's warMore than 150,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, a monitoring group said in a new toll released Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented the deaths of 150,344 people. Of them, 51,212 were civilians, including 7,985 children.

A total of 58,480 loyalist forces, including more than 35,000 soldiers, were also killed. Included among those killed on the government side were 364 members of Hizbullah.

The group said 37,781 members of the armed opposition had been killed, including jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the al-Qaida affiliated Al-Nusra Front.

Another 2,871 unidentified people were recorded as having died, the group said.

The conflict began with peaceful anti-government demonstrations, inspired by similar movements elsewhere in the region, that were brutally suppressed by the regime.

In response, part of the opposition took up arms and the conflict spiraled into civil war.

On Tuesday itself, more than 50 people were killed in Damascus and Aleppo provinces, the Observatory said.

Thirty-one of the dead fell in Aleppo, mainly as a result of helicopter attacks by the regime, using barrel bombs on rebel areas.

The barrel bombs killed 12 children, six women and three men, said the Observatory, which has previously documented hundreds of casualties in similar air raids targeting the northern province.

Another four children and four adults were killed in a mortar attack by rebels against a regime-held neighborhood in Aleppo city, said the Observatory.

Meanwhile in Damascus province, 12 people were killed. Among them were six children killed by army tank fire on Jabaadin village.

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13 responses to “Over 150,000 killed in Syria including 360+ Hezbollah militants”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    The United Nations ‘half-year tallies’ will come out soon probably … only a few months behind.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Tuesday’s nationwide death toll reached 222 people, the Observatory said – 142 of them were fighters from the various sides, while 38 were children. (Daily Star)

  2. Leborigine Avatar
    Leborigine

    As bad as it may seem, especially the deaths of many children and innocent civilians, Lebanon lost a lot more and no one made a big fuss about it like they are doing with this war. Many more have been killed in Iraq and we hear nothing about it!

    1. Very good point Lebo.

      1. cook2half Avatar
        cook2half

        Reports indicate that Assad’s inner circle, including his bodyguards, “include almost no Alawites – they are nearly all Hezbollah members and Iranians. If these reports are true, they could indicate that Assad does not trust his own sect.”

        http://www.jpost.COM/Middle-East/Assad-Russia-creating-multi-polar-world-347351

        1. It could be true Cook, Who really knows however.

          1. cook2half Avatar
            cook2half

            Wish this war ends soon, though they sent more aid to Haiti than to Syria.

          2. No one wishes for it to end more than the people who are directly affected. I really feel sorry for them.

          3. No one wishes for it to end more than the people who are directly affected. I really feel sorry for them.

    2. Very good point Lebo.

      1. cook2half Avatar
        cook2half

        Reports indicate that Assad’s inner circle, including his bodyguards, “include almost no Alawites – they are nearly all Hezbollah members and Iranians. If these reports are true, they could indicate that Assad does not trust his own sect.”

        http://www.jpost.COM/Middle-East/Assad-Russia-creating-multi-polar-world-347351

        1. It could be true Cook, Who really knows however.

  3. Btru2u Avatar

    In Three years, there have been:
    Arab League summits
    UN conferences
    G8 summits
    Geneva 1
    Geneva 2
    Condemnations
    Non-lethal weapons
    Mystery “political solution”

    Many words and meetings…..

    What we really need is khilafah!

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