Syria Death Toll Visualized
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As the number of protesters killed in Syria's uprising continues to ratchet up, the mounting death toll has soared to numbers that are difficult for the human mind to grasp. To illustrate just how bad the bloodshed in the al-Assad regime's crackdown truly is, Canada's National Post has put together a haunting infographic.
While the exact number of civilian casualties is difficult to pinpoint because of Syria's restrictions on foreign media, data from the Post shows that 6,375 people have lost their lives in the past 10 months. Official UN estimates put the number at 5,200 since March 2011.
According to the graphic below, 6,081 of those who have died were men, 294 women, and 431 children. Meanwhile, President Bashar al-Assad claims that 2,000 members of the country's army have lost their lives.
Syria's bloody crackdown has continued to spark widespread international condemnation. On Sunday, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon renewed his call for Syria's president Bashar al-Assad to end the killings. "Today, I say again to President (Bashar) Assad of Syria: Stop the violence. Stop killing your people," Ban said, according to the Associated Press.
The image below also highlights the 713 soldiers killed for refusing to fire on their fellow citizens. via National Post.