ALBAWABA - At least 7,259 Syrians died in the massive earthquake that rattled the Arab country and its northern Turkish neighbor nearly a month ago.
Of the total, 4,331 Syrians were killed in the Feb. 6 earthquake in Turkey, according to figures by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), which were emailed to Albawaba.
وفاة 4331 سوري في تركيا جراء #الزلزال الذي ضرب جنوب #تركيا— الشبكة السورية (@SN4HR) February 28, 2023
حسب توثيق #الشبكة_السورية لحقوق الإنسان #سوريا
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SNHR is an independent group based in the United Kingdom. It's biography says it monitors casualties in Syria since a civil war erupted there in 2011 and briefs various United Nations agencies on its findings.
أعلنت #الشبكة_السورية لحقوق توثيقها وفاة 7259 مواطناً في الداخل والخارج جراء #الزلازل التي ضربت شمال #سوريا وجنوب #تركيا مطلع شباط الماضي.@TRTArabi https://t.co/mFD32kysEn— الشبكة السورية (@SN4HR) March 1, 2023
Of the total, there were 2,153 children and 1,524 women, SNHR said.
It said many of the people who were killed in Syria, or 2,534, were in areas outside the control of the central government in Damascus, headed by President Bashar Assad _ the focus of the civil war which aims to unseat him.
Another 394 people were reported killed in areas under government control, according to SNHR.
وفاة 394 في المدن السورية الخاضعة لسيطرة قوات #النظام_السوري— الشبكة السورية (@SN4HR) February 28, 2023
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More than 50,000 people died in the destructive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in both Turkey and Syria, according to updated figures, which include rebel and government-controlled areas in war-torn Syria. It was not immediately clear if the numbers provided by SNHR were included.