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11,000 Children Killed in Syria

In more than two years of civil war in Syria, 11,420 children under the age of 17 have been killed, according to data analyzed by the Oxford Research Group. Of that number, seven in 10 died from explosive weapons, while others were killed by torture, sniper fire, executions, and chemical weapons. Boys were killed at almost double the rate of girls, and teenage boys were found to be the most vulnerable. Since the conflict began in March 2011, at least 113,000 Syrians have been killed and more than 2 million have fled the country.