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Syria death toll tops 370,000 in 8 years: Observatory

Eight years of war in Syria have left more than 370,000 people dead including 112,000 civilians, AFP reported Friday (March 15th).

More than 21,000 children and 13,000 women were among the dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Observatory's last casualty toll on the Syrian conflict, issued in September, stood at more than 360,000 dead.

Over 125,000 Syrian regime soldiers and pro-regime fighters figured in the latest toll, the Observatory said, with other fighters, including opposition fighters and Kurds, accounting for 67,000 of those killed.

Almost 66,000 were extremists, mainly from the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) and Tahrir al-Sham.

The conflict has displaced or sent into exile around 13 million Syrians, causing billions of dollars worth of destruction.

Syria's conflict is estimated to have set its economy back three decades, destroying infrastructure and paralysing the production of electricity and oil.

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