At least 1,870 people died across Syria during the first nine days of the “Geneva -2” peace negotiations that began in Switzerland on Jan. 22, the Opposition observatory said Friday.
The Britain-based monitoring group said more than 470 of the dead were civilians, including 40 people who died from malnutrition or physical ailments in different areas.
The observatory said the other civilian casualties resulted from snipers, shelling and rocket attacks from both sides causing the deaths.
More than 600 militants, including foreigners fighting with the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), were killed in clashes with Syrian army, the Observatory said. The violence claimed the lives more than 200 militants were killed in battles between ISIL and opposition groups.