March 12, 2018 / 10:38 AM / 9 months ago

Syrian Observatory says more than half a million killed during war

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Monday that about 511,000 people had been killed since the Syrian war began seven years ago.

The Observatory, which tracks death tolls using a network of contacts inside Syria, said about 85 percent of the dead had been killed by government forces and their allies.

Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Alison Williams

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