Syria death toll tops 370 000 in 8 years of war monitor

    Beirut, Mar 15 (AFP) Eight years of war in Syria have left more than 370,000 people dead including 112,000 civilians, a monitor said Friday.
    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of sources across the country, said more than 21,000 children and 13,000 women were among the dead.
    The conflict flared after unprecedented anti-government protests in the southern city of Daraa on March 15, 2011.
    Demonstrations spread across Syria and were violently suppressed by the regime, triggering a multi-front armed conflict that has drawn in foreign powers. (AFP) MRJ