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Syria War Toll Over 162,000: NGO

The new toll includes 61,170 regime forces, 37,685 of them from the military, and 23,485 members of a pro-regime militia.

Via AFP:

More than 162,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a new toll published Monday.

The Britain-based monitoring group, which relies on a network of sources on the ground, said it had documented the deaths of 162,402 people.

Among them were 53,978 civilians, including 8,607 children.

The group said 42,701 members of the armed opposition had been killed, including more than 13,500 fighters from jihadist groups like Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or I...

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