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Activists: Death toll in Syria's war tops 160,000

BEIRUT - The number of people who have died in the Syrian conflict so far has exceeded 160,000, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

 

The group, that backs the opposition, said it has documented 162,402 deaths since the fighting started in March 2011.

 

Figure includes civilians, rebels and members of the Syrian military. It also includes militiamen fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's forces, as well as foreign fighters battling with the rebels for Assad's ouster. (AP)