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The uprising began around the 15 of March 2011 and is still currently being disputed. The actual data of casualties are a bit murky because of the many estimations given by multiple groups. The United Nations estimated on 24 July 2013 that there’s over 100,000 casualties. Further estimations were given by activist groups, indicating that the death toll of this civil war is between 102,573 to 150,344. While the SOHR (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights) estimates that there’s 206,065 casualties overall.
Although after the military assaults on protesters across the country the protests evolved into an armed rebellion. Thousands massacred- women children, homes leveled to the ground. According to the United Nations, the death toll surpassed 100,000 in June 2013, and reached 120,000 by September 2013. More than four million Syrians have been displaced, more than three million Syrians fled the country and became refugees, and millions more were left in poor living conditions with shortage of food and drinking water. The situation in Syria is not only about the Syrian population now but has become a political arena for the International community.
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