More than a Decade of War in Syria Leaves 600,000 Dead, 2M Wounded

An 11-year war in Syria has left 600,000 people dead while two million others were wounded after mid-March 2011 march, a rights group said on Tuesday, adding about 13 million people were also displaced inside and outside the country.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) in a statement said that out of the total number of victims, 160,681 were civilians. “120,158 Syrian males, 15,237 females, and 25,286 children were killed by ground and air bombardments, bullets by Damascus government forces and under torture inside its prisons, in addition to the Russian bombing,” the Observatory said in a statement.

Another 8,649 civilians were killed by the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries in the so-called National Army, Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS/ Daesh, the statement added.

The Observatory also documented the killing of 338,976 non-civilians, as Damascus government forces lost 91,267 fighters, and 67,242 fighters loyal to the Damascus government, Iran, and Russia and 1,712 belonging to Lebanese Hezbollah were also killed in the conflict.

Pro-Iranian and Russian groups of non-Syrian nationalities lost their 8,628 fighters, and 107,988 mercenaries of the Turkish occupation were also killed, according to the Observatory.

Defectors from Damascus government forces lost 3,588 fighters, while 41,101 ISIS mercenaries and 266 non-Syrian mercenaries loyal to Russia were also killed during the conflict.

Moreover, 238 Turkish occupation army and 2,832 anonymous were also killed in the war, the Observatory said, adding it was unable to document the losses in the ranks of the Global Coalition Forces due to the extreme secrecy.

The Syrian Observatory indicated that this statistic did not include more than 55 thousand citizens who were killed under torture in the detention and prisons of the Damascus government, nor did it include hundreds of elements of the Lebanese Hezbollah.

Another 2.1 million Syrian citizens were wounded with various injuries and permanent disability during bombings and shelling, it added.

Now in its 11th year, the Syrian conflict rages on with no immediate end in sight.


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