Tuesday, January 1, 2013

U.N. Envoy: Syria Conflict May Kill 100,000

Free Syrian Army fighters pose on a tank, which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, after clashes in Qasseer, near Homs ( Photo: Reuters)

Syria Conflict May Kill 100,000 -- Voice of America

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned 100,000 people could die in Syria in the next year unless world powers press the Syrian government and rebels to negotiate an end to their 21-month conflict.

Speaking Sunday in Cairo, Brahimi said the warring sides are not speaking to each other, despite his recent intensified diplomatic efforts to promote a peace plan approved by world and regional powers last June in Geneva. The U.N.-Arab League envoy said “help is needed from the outside” to start a Syrian national dialogue based on that plan.

The Algerian says the situation in Syria is deteriorating and if the civil war continues, Syria will turn into a Somalia-style failed state ruled by warlords.

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More News On UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi Warning That 100,000 People Could Die In Syria In The Next Year

Envoy: 100,000 more could die in Syria
-- UPI
Envoy: 2013 could bring 100,000 deaths in Syria -- CNN
100,000 more could die in Syria – Brahimi -- Euronews
International envoy warns 100,000 could die in Syria next year -- Salon/AP

My Comment:
My prediction .... of the 45,000 who have been killed in Syria's civil war, nearly 90% were killed in 2012. In 2013 .... more will be killed than in 2012 and 2011 combined.

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