File - A man walks past dead bodies in front of a river in the neighborhood of Bustan al-Qasr in Aleppo, Syria, Jan. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Abdullah al-Yassin)
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At least 150,000 people have been killed in Syria's 3-year-old civil war, a third of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.The Observatory detailed the casualty figures by separating them into eight different groups.The Observatory said that nearly 60,000 fighters have lost their lives in defense of the Assad regime.Two separate counts of Shiite paramilitaries are given, standing at 364 casualties from Lebanon's Hezbollah, and 605 casualties suffered by other non-Syrian Shiites, such as Iraqi militiamen who are organized into a few dozen different fighting groups.In addition to the fatalities, it said 18,000 people were missing after being detained by security forces, while another 8,000 people had been detained by rebel forces or kidnapped.
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