busybeeburns Posted June 13, 2013 Share Posted June 13, 2013 Syria conflict: At least 93,000 killed, says UN At least 93,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of the conflict, according to latest United Nations figures. This represents a rise of more than 30,000 since the UN last issued figures covering the period to November 2012. At least 5,000 people have been dying in Syria every month since last July, the UN says. But it says these statistics are an underestimate as it believes many deaths are unreported. Over 80% of those killed were men, but the UN says it has also documented the deaths of over 1,700 children under the age of 10. There were "cases of individual children being tortured and executed, and entire families, including babies, being massacred - which, along with this devastatingly high death toll, is a terrible reminder of just how vicious this conflict has become," UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said in a statement. The revised toll came the day after a separate global UN report called the number of deaths among Syrian children "unbearable". The study said government forces and rebels were using boys and girls as "suicide bombers or human shields". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22886730 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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