According to militiamen, this year in Syria killed nearly 50 million people

По данным правоохранителей, в этом году в Сирии погибли почти 50 тыс. человек

Syria

During 2016 in Syria have killed more than 49 thousand people. It is reported by DW with reference to the Syrian monitoring centre for human rights.

According to human rights activists, among the dead – 13 617 civilians, 2 of whom 885 were children.

Civil war continues in Syria since 2011, it killed more than 300 thousand people and millions became refugees. In addition, certain areas of Syria controlled by the terrorist group “Islamic state” and “jabhat al Fatah ash-sham”, from the civilian inhabitants and that fighting the government and opposition forces with the support of the international coalition.

Recall, from midnight December 30, in Syria, in the areas of conflict between government and opposition forces to the cease-fire negotiated under the mediation of Russia and Turkey. However, 31 December the representatives of the several opposition Syrian President Bashar al-Assad groups have published a statement in which it threatened to accept a negotiated armistice “null and void” if the breach of the ceasefire will continue. According to representatives of the opposition, in some regions of the country, clashes and air strikes continued for 30 Dec.

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As reported, consistent with the mediation of Russia and Turkey a truce in Syria does not extend to the terrorist group “Islamic state”, the grouping “jabhat al Fatah ash-sham” (formerly “Front EN-Nusra”, which is associated with “al-Qaeda”) and groups close to them. Also the cease-fire applies to the Kurdish “people’s protection Units” (YPG).

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