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A girl stands in a damaged street in Ain Tarma, in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus

A girl stands in a damaged street in Ain Tarma, in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus August 21, 2014. A year passed since the chemical attacks on Eastern Ghouta of Damascus. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Syria's civil war

Yahoo News

At least 191,369 people have been killed in Syria's conflict through April, more than double the figure documented a year ago and probably still an under-estimate, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday, August 22nd.

The U.N. report, based on data from four groups and the government that were cross-checked, reflects a reality of killing and torture while the civil war has "dropped off the international radar", U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said.

"With additional killings reported from earlier periods, in addition to the new killings that have taken place, the total is more than double the number documented a year ago," Pillay said in a statement.

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