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At least 11,189 people killed in six months: Syrian NGO

Civilian casualties mount amid assaults by Assad regime, Daesh militants and other armed groups

03.07.2015
At least 11,189 people killed in six months: Syrian NGO

ISTANBUL

At least 11,189 people, 1,547 of whom were children, have been killed in Syria since January 2015 by the Assad regime and Daesh, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).

The report released Thursday, said 1,358 people, including 413 armed fighters, were killed by Daesh.

At least 45 children and 102 civilians were killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, while 10 children and 67 civilians were killed by the pro-Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG).

According to the report, other armed opposition groups killed 612 individuals, including 587 civilians, 136 children and 104 women.

At least 2,137 individuals were killed in June 2015 alone, the report added.

Over 350,000 have been killed since the beginning of the civil war, according to the report.

The numbers were obtained by activists with access to various cities around the country.

Many places, however, were unreachable due to the Assad regime preventing organizations from working on the ground.

Syria's civil war, which has left the country in ruins, was triggered by a bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in 2011 by the Assad regime.

The conflict displaced half the population, with nearly four million Syrians seeking refuge in neighboring countries, with most of them going to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

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