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Syria war death toll now more than 300,000: monitor

Beirut (AFP) – More than 300,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since March 2011, a monitor said in a new toll Tuesday, the first full day of an internationally-brokered truce.

More than 86,000 civilians were among the 301,781 people killed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The civilian toll includes 15,099 children and 10,018 women, the Britain-based monitoring group said.

Rebel fighters made up 52,359 of those killed.

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