The calm after the storm: Snow subdues Syria’s three-year bloodshed

Published January 8th, 2015 - 02:21 GMT

No deaths due to fighting in Syria were reported on Wednesday, Reuters has reported. It’s the first day in three years of bloodshed that zero fatalities were recorded and is thought to be because of severe weather, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The UK-based group that monitors the war and documents the number of casualties and deaths said that although the storms and freezing temperatures had caused problems for Syrian refugees, they had protected Syrians from fierce fighting and heavy bombardment.

In December, approximately 150 people died each day in the conflict. The total number of deaths recorded last month was 4358, including rebel fighters, regime forces and civilians.


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