Homs, Syria (2014, Reuters)
Reuters: Syrian war monitor says 465,000 killed in six years of fighting
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Monday there are so far about 465,000 people killed and missing in Syria's civil war.
The war began six years ago on Wednesday with protests against President Bashar al-Assad's government. It has since dragged in global and regional powers, allowed Islamic State to grab huge tracts of territory and caused the biggest refugee crisis since the second world war.
The Observatory said it had documented the deaths of more than 321,000 people since the start of the war and more than 145,000 others had been reported as missing.
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Update #1: Monitor group says over 320,000 people killed in Syria's 6-year-old war (Xinhua)
Update #2: 4.9 million refugees: Syrian War in Numbers (AFP)
WNU Editor: No one knows exactly how many have been killed, wounded, or injured .... these numbers are just guesses. And sadly .... the true numbers will probably never be known.