A woman walks beside graffiti in Maaloula August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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The death toll from Syria's civil war has topped 180,000 people and could be as high as a quarter-million, a leading anti-regime group of activists said Thursday.The group, which relies on a network of sources inside the country for its reports, said that while it had documented 180,215 deaths, it believed the actual figure was higher by at least 70,000, due to the "extreme secrecy" on the part of various sides in the conflict, meaning more than a quarter-million lives lost.The Observatory added that the figures did not include several other groups of people, namely:Missing persons: 20,000
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