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Syria death toll tops 370,000 in eight years of war

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 15/3/2019 AFP
dpatop - 14 March 2019, Syria, Idlib: A Syrian White Helmet looks at a smouldering fire in the rubble of a residential building that was struck during airstrikes believed to be mounted by Russian warplanes on Wednesday. Photo: Anas Alkharboutli/dpa (Photo by Anas Alkharboutli/picture alliance via Getty Images) © Anas Alkharboutli/picture alliance via Getty Images dpatop - 14 March 2019, Syria, Idlib: A Syrian White Helmet looks at a smouldering fire in the rubble of a residential building that was struck during airstrikes believed to be mounted by Russian warplanes on Wednesday. Photo: Anas Alkharboutli/dpa (Photo by Anas Alkharboutli/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Eight years of war in Syria have left more than 370,000 people dead including 112,000 civilians, a monitor said on Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of sources across the country, said more than 21,000 children and 13,000 women were among the dead.

The conflict flared after unprecedented anti-government protests in the southern city of Daraa on March 15, 2011.

Demonstrations spread across Syria and were violently suppressed by the regime, triggering a multi-front armed conflict that has drawn in foreign powers.

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