More than 100,000 killed in Syria - watchdog
A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on June 23, 2013, shows civilians and security at the scene of a bombing in Damascus (SANA / AFP)
More than 100,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict, according to a new report published by an opposition-aligned NGO.
The toll was now 100,191 people, with at least 36,661 civilians killed, along with 25,000 regime troops and 18,072 rebel fighters, according to a toll published by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The remainder consist of Hezbollah fighters, pro-Assad shabiha and unidentified persons.
The watchdog relies on a network of doctors and lawyers on the ground in Syria for its figures.