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Crisis in Syria

2014 was the Syrian civil war's deadliest year yet

More than 76,000 people were killed in Syria in 2014, making it the deadliest year yet in the country's civil war, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday. The dead included 3,501 children. The United Nations estimates that 200,000 people have died in the conflict since the uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began in 2011. Read more at AFP.