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Syria Crisis: More Than 7,500 People Killed In Conflict, U.N. Says

Syria Crisis 7500

Posted: 02/28/2012 10:38 am

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. political chief B. Lynn Pascoe says "well over" 7,500 people have died in Syria violence.

The U.N. Undersecretary-General told the Security Council on Tuesday that both the Syrian government and the international community have failed to stop 11 months of carnage that began with a government crackdown on civilian protests.

Pascoe says he cannot give exact casualty numbers, but says there are "credible" reports that more than 100 civilians are dying in the country daily.


Filed by Eline Gordts  |