At least 350,209 people died in the civil war in Syria, reported the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. She stressed that “this is an understated balance, which only informs about the numbers that could be confirmed”.
The BBC reminded on Saturday that this is the first report that the UN agency has published since 2014, when the organization officially stopped counting the victims of the Syrian conflict due to difficulties in obtaining and confirming information on this subject.
In March, however, the UN Human Rights Council called for the conflict to be restarted in the death toll.
The BBC stressed that official figures do not reflect the scale of the Syrian conflict and reminds that more than 606,000 people died in the civil war, according to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory based in London. people.
The war in Syria broke out in 2011
The war in Syria broke out in 2011 and other countries became involved in it militarily. The fate of the civil war, in which fighters fighting against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad were initially successful, was outweighed by the military and financial aid provided by Russia and Iran.
13th of September President Assad met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and thanked him for his humanitarian aid to Syria and his efforts to contain the “spread of terrorism”.
Assad’s regime calls the fighters terrorists who raised an uprising against him ten years ago. Russia helped government forces regain most of the territories conquered by the insurgents.
Assad has been the president of Syria since 2000, when he took power from his father, who ruled Hafez al-Assad for the previous 30 years.
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