The Death Toll In Syria Is As Muddled As It Is Devastating
The United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura estimates 400,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict since it started in 2011.By Melissa Prax | April 23, 2016
The United Nations Syrian special envoy now estimates 400,000 people have died since the Syrian conflict started in 2011.
But special envoy Staffan de Mistura's estimate isn't part of official U.N. data. The organization stopped recording deaths there because accessing parts of the war-torn country has become difficult and dangerous.