Members of the Civil Defence run towards a site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in al-Katerji district in Aleppo May 18, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan
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At least 162,000 people have been killed in Syria's three-year-old conflict, a monitoring group said on Monday, and thousands more are missing after being captured by President Bashar al-Assad's forces and rebels trying to overthrow him.That compared with 42,700 people who had died on the rebel side, including fighters from al Qaeda's Nusra Front, other Islamist brigades, and soldiers who defected from Assad's army.A further 1,500 fighters were abducted during inter-rebel conflict.
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