Death toll in Syria likely as high as 120,000 - group

"We believe the real figure of those killed from both sides is above 120,000 because both sides are being discreet on their casualties", the head of the Observatory said

Death toll in Syria likely as high as 120,000 - group

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 94,000 people have been killed during Syria's two-year conflict, but the death toll is likely to be as high as 120,000, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

The group said that at least 41,000 of those confirmed killed were Alawites, the sect of President Bashar al-Assad.

Rami Abdulrahman, the head of the Observatory, said that the Alawite death figures were confirmed by eight different Alawite sources in coastal cities and in Homs.

"We believe the real figure of those killed from both sides is above 120,000 because both sides are being discreet on their casualties," Abdulrahman said.

Last Mod: 14 Mayıs 2013, 17:43
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