Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Death toll in Syria reaches 3,500...

At least 3,500 people have now been killed in Syria since protests against the government began in mid-March, according to new UN figures.

A spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the total was a conservative figure based on "credible sources on the ground" although the agency itself has no one posted in the country.

The figure includes 19 killed on Sunday during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.

The government of president Bashar Assad has largely sealed off the country from foreign journalists and prevented independent reporting, but amateur videos posted online and details gathered by activist groups have been filtering out. Full story...

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