Monday, December 31, 2018

Report: 2018 Syrian Death Toll Is Under 20,000

Among those killed in 2018 were 6,349 civilians, 1,437 of them children, Observatory chief Abdel Rahman said. (AFP)

TRT World: Syria war leaves nearly 20,000 dead this year – monitor

According to figures released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights this year's annual death toll is the lowest in the country's close to eight-year civil war but the misery persists for its people as the conflict continues.

Syria sees another deadly year with 19,666 people killed including 6,349 civilians, 1,437 of them children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Monday.

"2018 was the lowest annual toll since the start of the conflict," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

The death toll for 2017 stood at more than 33,000 and the highest annual figure was reached in 2014 – the year that Daesh proclaimed a so-called "caliphate" over large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq – when 76,000 people were killed.

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Update #1: Syria deaths at wartime low in 2018 as Assad made gains (AP)
Update #2: 2018 death toll Syria war's lowest at under 20,000: monitor (AFP)

WNU Editor:  The total number killed after almost 8 years of war stands at around 400,000.


Anonymous said...

Yup, and the Washington Post was lined up with Kashoggi, who was in bed with QATAR, which funded a large part of the rebellion.

So the Washington Post is responsible for those 400,000 deaths.

Jac said...

I strongly agree with you!!!!!