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Dutch Jesuit priest who stayed behind in Syria to help found shot dead

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Dutch priest Frans van der Lugt, who gained renown for his insistence on staying in Syria's besieged city of Homs, was shot dead there on Monday by a masked gunman. His death was reported by the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syria's state news agency SANA, and was confirmed by the Dutch Jesuit Order. Show More Summary

Syrian army launches air raids and mortar fire on Damascus and Aleppo

Regime tanks and warplanes pounded besieged Mleiha east of Damascus on Friday, pressing a campaign to take control of the opposition-held town, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Syrian warplanes also raided a rebel-held district in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 11 people, and 22 were wounded when mortar rounds slammed […]

Over 150,000 killed in Syria including 360+ Hezbollah militants

More than 150,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, a monitoring group said in a new toll released Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented the deaths of 150,344 people. Of them, 51,212 were civilians, including 7,985 children. A total of 58,480 loyalist forces, […]

Activist group says Syria war killed 150,000

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says figure includes civilians, rebels and members of Syrian military.

175 Dead in One of Syrian War's Biggest Hits

Syrian forces ambushed a group of rebels outside Damascus yesterday, killing 175 belonging to the Islamist extremist al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, according to state news agencies, per the Wall Street Journal. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights counted 152 dead—mostly foreigners from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Chechnya—in the raid...

‘Surge’ in fighting and death toll in Syria

Activists in Syria have reported a surge in fighting across the country, amid attempts to broker a peace deal in Geneva. SOHR, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 200 people had been killed every day for the past three weeks. Both government forces and rebels were trying to gain territory, it said. […]

Syrian Airstrikes, Shelling Kill 51 in Aleppo

(BEIRUT) — Syrian activists say 51 people, including 13 rebels, have been killed in a single day of government airstrikes and shelling of opposition-controlled districts of Aleppo. The Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights saysShow More Summary

Activists: Syrian Aircraft Bomb Aleppo, Kills 11

(BEIRUT) — Syrian activists say government aircraft have dropped barrel bombs on the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 11 people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the makeshift bombs were dropped on two rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Sunday afternoon. Show More Summary

Syria rebels free hundreds after seizing Aleppo jail

Syrian rebels on Thursday seized control of most of Aleppo’s central prison, freeing hundreds of detainees, an NGO said, prompting a denial from state media. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said members of the Islamic Front coalition, dominated by the Ahrar al-Sham brigade and Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, mounted the assault. “Ahrar al-Sham and […]

Group Says Almost 1,900 Dead in Syria During Peace Talks

Almost 1,900 people were killed in Syria’s civil war during peace talks in Switzerland, the pro-opposition rights group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday. The new figure breaks down 1,870 deaths between the morning of Jan. Show More Summary

Toll of Syria's devastation: The war, in numbers

GENEVA (AP) — DEAD: More than 130,000 people have been killed in Syria, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The U.N. has given up counting, saying it could no longer do so with any accuracy.

WorldViews: A photographer followed some doctors into Syrian refugee camps. This is what he saw.

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More than 130,000 people have died in the war in Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The fighting has also displaced an astounding 2.3 million Syrians, many of whom now live in vast refugee camps in neighboring Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. Show More Summary

Activists: Nearly 500 Dead in Syria Rebel Clashes

(B EIRUT) — An activist group says rebel infighting in northern Syria has killed nearly 500 people over the past week. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 482 people have been killed in the fighting that...Show More Summary

death toll of ISIS-Syrian rebels clashes rises to 274

At least 274 people have been killed in four days in Syria since the outbreak of fighting between rebels and jihadists, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The NGO said 129 fighters from moderate and Islamist rebel groups had been killed in the clashes since Friday, along with 99 members of the […]

Syrian Aircraft Strike Kills 10 in Rebel Town

(BEIRUT) — Syrian activists say a government airstrike has killed 10 civilians in a rebel-held town in the country’s north. Two activist groups — the Aleppo Media Center and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights — said Tuesday that the dead in the strike on the town of Bzaa included children. Show More Summary

Air Raids Kill At Least 22 in Syria’s Aleppo

(BEIRUT) — Syrian activists say government air raids have killed at least 22 people, including 14 children, in the northern city of Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the aircraft dropped barrel bombs on the Haidariya and Ard al-Hamra neighborhoods on Sunday. Show More Summary

a Syrian rebel commander froze to death, report

A rebel commander has frozen to death in the bitter cold brought by a snowstorm that has swept Syria this week, a monitoring group said Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP on Saturday. “The body of a rebel commander who was on his way from [the northwestern province of] Idlib to Homs [...]

Syria Death Toll Hits Nearly 126,000

The death toll in Syria's civil war has risen to at least 125,835, more than a third of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday. "The number is likely much higher...Show More Summary

Syria rebels capture Christian town of Maalula

Syrian rebels, including jihadist groups, have captured the historic Christian town of Maalula north of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Rebels assaulted the town by rolling explosive-filled tyres down the hills onto regime forces and were able to reach the city centre yesterday after three days of intense fighting, with clashes still [...]

6 killed in shelling of a northern Syrian town market

Activists say government shelling of a market in a northern Syrian town has killed at least six people. The attack happened Saturday in al-Bab near Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Rami Abdurrahman of the British-based Observatory for Human Rights and an Aleppo-based activist who goes by the name of Abu Raed said at least six people [...]

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