Deaths in Conflict Zones, U.S. Wars, and Gun Deaths in U.S.
Total Deaths Northern Ireland Conflict 1969-present:
Catholic: 1690 Protestant: 894 British Security Forces: 1039 ("Lost Lives" McKittrick, Kelters, Feeney, Thorton)/ all fatalities: 3,568 (London Guardian)
Total Deaths Israeli-Arab Conflict 1920-present:
Israeli: 24,969 Arab: 91,105* (Jewish Virtual Library)
Deaths in Syrian Civil War 3/2011 until 8/2015:
Children: 11,493 (Christian Post) Civilians: 85,404 (The Atlantic) Approximate total deaths: 330,000 (8/5/15 Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)/ 149,016 to 350,760 (8/17/15 Wikipedia/United Nations)
Death from all U.S. Wars:
All fatalities: 1,171,177 (Congressional Research Center/ Mark Shields)
Deaths Resulting from Firearms in the United States from 1968:
All fatalities: 1,384,171 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ Mark Shields)
*This number was misreported for over a year-and-a-half as 78,038. I apologize: lo siento...
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