Syria: Monitors say nearly 10 000 dead

2012-03-27 22:16

Beirut - Nearly 10 000 people have been killed in violence linked to a year-long anti-regime uprising in Syria, the overwhelming majority of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

A total 9 734 people have died, including 7 056 civilians, the Britain-based group said.

It said the remaining casualties were soldiers and rebel troops.

The death toll in the strife-torn country rises daily as regime forces press a crackdown against the uprising, which began as a popular revolt, but has transformed into an insurgency.

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