Group Says Syria Death Toll at 115,000

More than 41,000 civilians have been killed in the two-and-a-half year civil war

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More than 115,000 people have died in Syria’s ongoing civil war, a monitoring group said Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that more than 41,000 civilians — including 6,000 children and 4,000 women — have been killed during the two-and-a-half-year conflict, Reuters reports. About 41,000 fighters loyal to the government have died, and rebel fighters make up about 23,000 of the dead.

With 5,000 deaths in September alone, international attempts to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons since last month haven’t slowed the bloodshed.