(Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP, File)
Human rights groups have been keeping track of reported deaths around the region since the start of popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. However, due to the chaotic nature of each nation’s conflict, many of the death tolls are rough estimates at best. New governments in Egypt and Libya, for example, have also suggested estimates of their own, but those also, have not been fully confirmed.
Here are some general estimates based on reports from the countries themselves, the United Nations and other human rights groups, like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, on how many people have suffered violent deaths, either in battle—as was the case for rebel forces in Libya—or at the hand of their own government.