Syria: More than 3 lakh people died in civil war that lasted 10 years – UN


Geneva. The United Nations said on Tuesday that more than 300,000 civilians have been killed in Syria in the first 10 years of the civil war that began in 2011. This is the largest official estimate of civilian casualties in the country’s ongoing civil war so far. The conflict in Syria began with anti-government protests in various parts of the country in March 2011 demanding democratic reforms. Earlier, countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain had also witnessed such demonstrations, which were termed as Arab Revolution. Due to these demonstrations, some Arab leaders who had ruled for decades had to lose power.

Data from 2011 to 2021
However, the conflict in Syria soon turned into an all-out civil war, which claimed millions of lives and devastated a large part of the country. A report published by the UN Human Rights Office on Tuesday estimated at least 306,887 civilians to be killed between March 1, 2011 and March 31, 2021 due to conflict in Syria.

The figures of the death of the rebels are different
It is to be known that these figures do not include the number of soldiers and rebels who lost their lives in the war, which can be in millions. These figures also do not include the number of dead whose relatives buried them without informing the authorities. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said, “These are people who died directly from war operations.” These do not include the many other civilians who have lost their lives due to lack of access to health care, food, clean water and other essential human rights.



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