Published On: Tue, May 20th, 2014

Syrian Crisis Death Toll Among Government and Opposition

The New York Times | 20 May 2014

A recent New York Times article cites the number of death toll since the beginning of the Syrian conflict. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the death tolls have reached over 150,000 until the end of month of April of 2014. The graph below shows the breakdown of the death toll based on the death group.

According to the NYT, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which is based in Britain operates through a network of about 200 contacts across Syria. The Syrian Observatory’s director, Rami Abdul Rahman, says that his group counts only deaths verified by two independent sources. Mr. Abdul Rahman, fled Syria in 2000 after associates were arrested, accused of political activism.

Note: There was a mistake in the graph below in the first version of this article, the civilian and jihadist groups had the same color (light green).


Death toll in Syria May 20th 2014