Syria: more than 370.000 deaths since the beginning of the war, according to the OSDH

Syrie: plus de 370.000 morts depuis le début de la guerre, selon l'OSDH

Most of 370,000 people have died since the beginning of the war in Syria between Friday in its ninth year, according to an assessment reported by the syrian Observatory Human rights (OSDH).

Among them is 112.623 civilians, including more than 21,000 children and 13,000 women, according to the NGO, which has a wide network of sources across the country in a war.

Triggered with the bloody repression by the regime of protests pro-democracy peaceful, the conflict in Syria has transformed over the years into a war complex, involving rebel groups, jihadist movements and foreign powers over a territory more and more fragmented.

The last balance sheet drawn up in September by the OSDH, was of more than 360.000 dead.

More than 125,000 soldiers of the syrian army and members of militia groups that are allied have been killed, according to the new balance sheet of the OSDH. In addition, of 67,000 combatants from other forces, including rebels and kurdish guerrillas were killed, according to OSDH.

Nearly 66,000 jihadists, including the group islamic State (EI) and Hayat al-Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a former branch of Al-Qaeda in Syria, have also been killed, according to the same source.

The conflict has also thrown on the roads of the exile of millions of Syrians. And the NGOS denounce still, the atrocities and human rights abuses perpetrated by the regime, accused of chemical attacks deadly, but also of torture and arbitrary arrests.

In total, some 13 million Syrians have been internally displaced or are refugees in other countries.

In recent years, the regime of Bashar al-Assad has managed to reconquer many of the territories it had lost to rebels and jihadists with the support of its main allies, Russia and Iran, but a third of the territory still eludes its control.

The war resulted in the massive destruction of infrastructure, and reduced to nothingness several crucial sectors for the economy, including oil.

These losses are estimated at 400 billion ($353 billion).

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has been estimated on Sunday that his pay is subject to an “economic siege” because of the international sanctions imposed on his regime since the beginning of the war.

Totally isolated on the diplomatic level from 2011, the syrian regime has opèré some time since a shy comeback on the regional scene with the recent announcement by the united arab Emirates and Bahrain to the reopening of their embassies in Damascus.

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