Over 250,000 people have been killed since the start of the conflict.

he civil war in Syria, which began more than four and a half years ago has claimed the lives of over 250,000 people, according to the latest data released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an organisation based in London that bases relies on what it calls “trusted” sources on the ground.

Since March 18, 2011, when the Observatory recorded the first death from the war, until 15 October this year, they have documented the deaths of 250,124 people, of which 74,426 were civilians. The organisation says it still has some 3,200 more people that it has yet to identify.

About 15 percent of civilian deaths of war are children, specifically 12,517, while 8,062 were women.

The statistics provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights are said to be precise although the organisation has not included many of the thousands of people who have disappeared during the war.

Besides the numerous deaths, the Syrian conflict has resulted so far in two million people injured, while more than eleven million have been forced to leave their homes and move to other regions.

The Observatory has continued its appeals to the members of the Security Council of the United Nations to issue a resolution prohibiting attacks that target civilians in Syria, where “massacres committed against them almost every day are not enough for the international community to stop violations against the Syrian people, who dream of a democratic, just, free and egalitarian state,” the report says.

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