Monitoring group: Syria death toll now more than 270,000

The total death toll in the Syrian conflict now stands at more than 270,000, a monitoring group says.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that it has documented 271,138 deaths since mass protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad broke out in March 2011.

Of those, some 122,997 were civilians, the Britain-based group reports.

The Observatory also says that US-led airstrikes against extremist groups have killed a total of 4,435 people, including 366 civilians, since they were launched in September 2014.

Last update: Tue, 23/02/2016 - 15:21

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