Syria conflict claims 3,379 lives in February

Violence in Syria continues, as a report published by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 3,379 people have been killed in February alone

Syria conflict claims 3,379 lives in February

World Bulletin/News Desk

Approximately 3,379 people have died since January this year, as a result of the Syrian conflict, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

“Some 3,300 people have been killed since the start of the fighting on January 3, between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on one side, and other groups on the other,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

At least 281 civilians were among the overall death toll, the majority of them were killed by shelling and stray bullets, the report said. The deaths were the result of “car and (other) bomb attacks, suicide blasts and fighting,” according to the UK-based Observatory, which relies on activists and other sources inside Syria.

The Observatory has documented the deaths of 924 ISIL members and 1,380 dissidents. It also said that more than 700 other fighters from both sides had died in battle but could not be identified.

29 bodies were found in ISIL bases, which were most likely executed by fighters before their expulsion, the State news agency Sana reported on Saturday.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Mart 2014, 15:19

Muhammed Öylek