3.30 lakh people killed in Syrian conflict

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London: More than 3.30 lakh people have been killed in the Syrian conflict, around a third of them civilians.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights yesterday said that it has documented the deaths of 3,31,765 people across Syria since the conflict erupted in mid-March 2011 with anti-government protests.

Observatory said that in addition, more than 58 thousand militants, mainly from the Islamic State group and Al Qaeda’s former Syria affiliate were killed, the figure also includes foreign extremists.