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More than 300,000 People Killed in Syria since the Beginning of War | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Syrian children lie on the ground while they and others take refuge at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing, in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey, near the Syrian town of Azaz, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

Beirut – Hundreds of thousands were killed during 66 months of the Syrian revolution, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said in a statement on Tuesday.

SOHR was able to document 301,781 human losses since the fall of the first casualty in Daraa on March 18, 2011, until the dawn of 14 August 2016.

The statement added that more than 11 million Syrians were displaced both internally and externally, and the infrastructure, hospitals, schools and private and public properties were greatly damaged.

According to SOHR, casualties include 86,692 civilians, with at least 15,099 persons under the age of 18, and 10,018 females over the age of eighteen.

The number of fighters from the rebel and Islamic factions and the Syrian Democratic Forces reached 48,766, while the number of those defected from the regime forces reached 3,593, and regime soldiers and officers who died during the war were at least 59,006.

The Observatory also said that 34 civilians were killed in Russian airstrikes on areas controlled by the Syrian opposition on the first day of Eid Al-Adha.

SOHR documented the death of 1737 people in the different Syrian governorates during the month of August.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights renewed its call to all international sides “to work more seriously for immediate stop of the Syrian people’s blood shedding and to put more pressure on the countries members of the U.N. Security Council so these war crimes and the crimes against humanity are handled by the International Criminal Court.”