Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Syria Civil War" 36,000 Dead And Counting

Syria Civil War 'Kills 36,000' -- The Telegraph

More than 36,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of Syria's anti-regime revolt in March 2011, with an average of 165 people killed a day since August 1, a watchdog said on Wednesday.

Civilians, at 25,667, represented the vast majority of those killed, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which includes non-military people who have taken up arms against President Bashar al-Assad's regime in the category.

The rest were from the military – 9,044 government soldiers and 1,296 who defected to join the rebellion.

"In addition, we have documented the deaths of 439 other people whose identities we were unable to verify," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

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My Comment: With the approach of winter and the hardships that it will bring, expect these numbers to double by the beginning of spring.

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