Residents try to put out a fire after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at a souk in the Tariq Al Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo, February 1, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan
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More than 136,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, with January one of the bloodiest months on record, an NGO said Saturday.The group said at least 31,629 opposition fighters, including more than 8,000 jihadists, had been killed since the start of the conflict.On the regime side, 53,167 soldiers and militiamen were killed, along with 271 members of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah and 338 members of other foreign Shiite brigades fighting alongside the government.Syria's bloody conflict began in March 2011, with peaceful anti-government demonstrations.
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