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Over 170,000 people killed in Syria crisis

More than 170,000 people, one-third of them civilians, have been killed in the ongoing foreign-sponsored crisis in Syria, a report says.

In a new report released on Thursday, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the total deaths of 171,509 people have been documented as a result of the unrelenting conflict in Syria.

According to the London-based pro-opposition group, 56,495 civilians, including 9,092 children, were among the dead documented up to July 8 this year.

The report said that 46,301 militants, including those from the Takfiri ISIL terrorists, were among the dead.

A total of 65,803 Syrian troops and pro-Damascus forces have also been killed in the conflict, it added.

Meanwhile, the identities of an additional 2,910 people who died remain unknown, the group added.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

Meanwhile, Takfiri terrorists have recently stepped up their attacks against civilians as Syrian army soldiers have achieved major victories in its battle against the foreign-backed militants.

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