[Comment] Documenting deaths in the Syrian war

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The Syrian civil war, now in its 7th year, has inflicted a grave toll on the country’s population and public health system. The conflict has destroyed Syria’s public health infrastructure,1 inflicted marked excess direct and indirect mortality,2 and forced widespread displacement of more than half of the Syrian population.3 Despite these acknowledged impacts, documentation and analysis of its population effects are challenged by inadequate and broken data systems, insecurity for both health staff and researchers, reporting bias, and the so-called fog of war.

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[Comment] Documenting deaths in the Syrian war