93,000: Three ways to understand the Syrian death toll Conflict Conflict Politics Syria Kyle Kim on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:33 PM A Syrian man walks amid destruction in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 10, 2013. Numbers can be hard to grasp — especially one like 93,000. That's the number (92,901 to be exact) of people the UN says have died so far in Syria's conflict. Here's some help understanding the magnitude of that: 1. (click to expand view) 2. 3.