A woman visits the grave of a relative in the town of Douma, east of Syria's capital Damascus, in July (AFP Photo/Sameer Al-Doumy)
AFP: Syria war death toll now more than 300,000: monitor
Beirut (AFP) - More than 300,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since March 2011, a monitor said in a new toll Tuesday, the first full day of an internationally-brokered truce.
More than 86,000 civilians were among the 301,781 people killed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The civilian toll includes 15,099 children and 10,018 women, the Britain-based monitoring group said.
Rebel fighters made up 52,359 of those killed.
A total of 59,006 Syrian soldiers have been killed, in addition to 48,048 other pro-government fighters from countries including Iraq, Iran and Lebanon as well as Syria.
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Update #1: Syrian Observatory says more than 301,000 killed in Syria (Reuters)
Update #2: More than 300K killed in Syria civil war, rights group says (AP)
WNU Editor: No one knows for sure on how many Syrians have been killed .... and frankly .... no one will probably ever know the exact number.