Published On: Tue, Jan 1st, 2019

2018 death toll Syria war's lowest at under 20,000: monitor

2018 death toll Syria war's lowest at under 20,000: monitorSyria’s nearly eight-year-old conflict saw its lowest annual death toll in 2018 as the regime reasserted its authority over swathes of territory, a war monitor said on Monday. A total of 19,666 people were killed this year as a result of the conflict, which erupted in 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported. “2018 was the lowest annual toll since the start of the conflict,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.



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