More than 290,000 killed in Syria war, monitor says

Rebel fighters fire towards regime forces in Ramussa on the southwestern edges of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, on August 6, 2016Syria’s brutal conflict has now claimed the lives of more than 290,000 people, a monitoring group said on Monday, giving its latest death toll for the devastating five-year war. The toll represents an increase of just over 10,000 people since the monitor gave its last account on May 26. The Observatory also documented the deaths of 50,548 non-jihadist rebels and Kurdish militiamen.

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