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Syrian activist group says more than 120,000 people killed in civil war
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:20 AM EDT
A Syrian activist group says more than 120,000 people have been killed since the start of the country's civil war nearly three years ago.
On the government side, it said 29,954 are members of President Bashar Assad's armed forces, 18,678 are pro-government fighters and 187 are Lebanese Hezbollah militants.
Also among the dead it said were 2,202 army defectors and some 5,375 opposition fighters, many of them foreigners.
On July 25, the U.N. estimated 100,000 have died in the conflict since March 2011. It has not updated that figure since.