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

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A big Syrian flag is displayed from house as Moroccans and Syrian expatriates gesture as they hold a Syrian and Moroccan national flag during a protest in solidarity with the Syrian people, in Casablanca, Morocco, Sunday, Feb. 26. 2012. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar) | AP

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.

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