UN Says More than 60,000 Dead in Syrian Civil War


syriaThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Wednesday that the death toll in Syria’s civil war has exceeded 60,000 in 21 months. The new death toll was compiled by independent experts who compared 147,349 killings reported by seven different sources. After removing duplicates, they had a list of 59,648 individuals killed, listing the victim’s name and the date and location of their death.

The death toll is likely to be even higher because incomplete reports were excluded, and some killing may not have been documented at all. “There are many names not on the list for people who were quietly shot in the woods,” said Pillay’s spokesman Rupert Colville.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}