Over 120,000 pro-Assad fighters killed in Syria conflict: monitoring group

December 17, 2014 4:38 PM

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Over 120,000 pro-Assad fighters killed in Syria conflict: monitoring group

BEIRUT (Reuters) - More than 120,000 fighters supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been killed in the country's civil war since it began in 2011, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday.

Syria's conflict began as a peaceful protest movement calling for reforms in 2011 but descended into civil war after a government crackdown. In total, more than 200,000 people have been killed and millions more have fled their homes.

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