Death toll in Syria nearing 40,000, report

The opposition group in Syria has said that the death toll in country has hit nearly 40,000 as the civil war in the nation continues.

Homs and Damascus are the deadliest places in Syria, according to an opposition group that keeps a running total of those whose lives came to a bloody end in 20-month armed conflict.

The Violations Documentation Centre said that of the 37,387 who have perished since fighting began, 6,992 were killed in Homs and 6,750 in the suburbs of Damascus. The total number includes 3,061 government soldiers, which the group only recently started to include in its count, CNN reports.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Foreign Ministry published harsh criticism in its active Twitter feed about the recent show of support by the United States, France and Arab states around the Persian Gulf for fighters trying to topple Assad.

“The Syrian opposition has been given a false signal, strengthening the positions of extremists, including terrorists,” a tweet read, while the ministry said the decision went against international principles on Syria established in Geneva.

The conflict in the war-torn nation raged on Thursday in Syria’s perpetual flashpoints with no sign of losing intensity, and killing continues to drive civilians to flee over the country’s borders, the report said.

The UN refugee office says 414,838 Syrians are in neighbouring countries registered as refugees or waiting to register, while Turkey has the single highest number, with 114,944, the report added.

ANI

  • rossoferrari

    Here is the irony: lavrov stated yesterday that the zionists are using disproportionate measures to counter the hamas attacks, but he fell short of saying the same against the syrian regime. This is to show how the situation in the M/E is being politicized for gains. NO INNOCENT lives should suffer.

  • rossoferrari

    Here is the irony: lavrov stated yesterday that the zionists are using disproportionate measures to counter the hamas attacks, but he fell short of saying the same against the syrian regime. This is to show how the situation in the M/E is being politicized for gains. NO INNOCENT lives should suffer.

  • Hannibal

    Lebanese Civil War: 120,000 dead, one million people (quarter of the population) wounded, 76,000 people mostly Christians remain displaced. There was also a mass exodus of almost one million people from Lebanon majority of them Christians. Culprits? Syrian Regime, Palestinians with no compass drifting North rather than South to Palestine, and Moslem Lebanese siding with foreign entities against their own people.

  • Hannibal

    Lebanese Civil War: 120,000 dead, one million people (quarter of the population) wounded, 76,000 people mostly Christians remain displaced. There was also a mass exodus of almost one million people from Lebanon majority of them Christians. Culprits? Syrian Regime, Palestinians with no compass drifting North rather than South to Palestine, and Moslem Lebanese siding with foreign entities against their own people.

  • 5thDrawer

    Counting jails or people dying elsewhere due to the stresses of being refugees, it probably passed that. But then, who is counting and recording accurately? 

  • 5thDrawer

    Counting jails or people dying elsewhere due to the stresses of being refugees, it probably passed that. But then, who is counting and recording accurately?