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Death, refugees, damage: Syria's crisis in figures

Syrian fire fighters put out a blaze at the scene of a reported barrel bomb strike by Syrian government forces on March 5, 2015 on the Qadi Askar rebel-held district of the northern Syrian city of AleppoSyria’s war has killed more than 210,000 people, uprooted half the population and left the country in ruins since erupting four years ago. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a large network of activists and medics across the country, says that 210,060 people were killed between March 2011 and February 2015. On the regime side, the dead included 45,385 soldiers, 29,943 militia fighters, 640 members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Shiite movement, and 2,502 Shiite militiamen from other countries. The Observatory says the toll is probably “much higher” but it is impossible to gather information in certain areas under regime and jihadist control.

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