Highest Death Rate, Civil War Affects Country’s Population
The United Nations estimates that more than 300,000 people have been killed since the start of the civil war in 2011, which is 1.5% of Syria’s pre-war population.
The Syrian civil war is an ongoing multi-sided civil war in Syria fought between the Syrian Arab Republic led by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (supported by domestic and foreign allies) and various domestic and foreign forces that oppose both the Syrian government and each other, in varying combinations.
According to the U.N. human rights office, 306,887 civilians had been killed in Syria during the conflict since March 2011, or about 1.5% of its pre-war population, in what it said was the highest estimate yet. A new statistical analysis based on available data showed this result. This is the highest estimate to date of conflict-related civilian deaths in Syria. Each of the civilian deaths in the report is documented, including the full name of the victim, and the date and location of death. This large number of casualties points to a serious failure by the warring parties to respect international humanitarian law on the protection of civilians. They warn civilian deaths will increase as long as the war goes on.