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New U.N. estimate shows the Syrian civil war's deadly toll on civilians

More than half of the deaths were never documented due to the difficulty of collecting reliable data on death tolls in conflict zones, made still harder by the brutality of Syria's war.

A man waves the flag of Syria’s ruling Baath party (AN/Ahmed Abu Hameeda/Unsplash)

GENEVA (AN) – The Syrian civil war has killed an average of 84 civilians a day over the past decade, according to the U.N. human rights office.

The new estimate reported on Thursday by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, or OHCHR, is based on an estimated 306,887 civilians killed in the country between March 2011 and March 2021.

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