The Death Toll From Syria’s War Is Actually 470,000, New Research Claims | TIME

11.5% of Syria's population is estimated to have been killed or injured.

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The five-year-old war in Syria has claimed 470,000 lives, according to new research that almost doubles previous estimates about the human cost of the conflict.

The Guardian reported details of a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, due to be launched in Beirut on Thursday, that says life expectancy in Syria has dropped to just 55.4 years. Before the conflict Syrians could expect to live to the age of 70.

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