A Free Syrian Army fighter carries weapons as he walks past damaged buildings in a rebel-held part of the southern city of Deraa, Syria July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir
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Syria's 6-year-old conflict has ravaged its infrastructure and caused losses to its economy of $226 billion, according to estimates published by the World Bank Monday.The devastating war has killed over 320,000 people and displaced more than half the country's population since it began in March 2011 .The body estimated that the conflict had damaged or destroyed 27 percent of Syria's housing stock and about half the country's medical and educational facilities.The damage to the health sector has also had devastating effects, with the World Bank saying more people were estimated to have died from deficiencies in the medical system than directly from fighting in the war.
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