Monitor: over 76,000 killed in Syria in 2014

A man carries a girl past damage at a site hit by what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern Homs district of Al Waer Dec. 30, 2014. (Reuters)

More than 76,000 people were killed in the Syrian civil war in 2014, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.

The Britain-based monitoring group said 33,278 civilians were among those killed last year in the conflict, which started with protests in 2011 and has spiraled into a civil war.

The United Nations in August estimated the total number of people killed since the start of the conflict at 191,000 but activists say the actual figure is likely much higher.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43