More than 9 000 die in Syria violence

2012-03-15 18:44

Beirut - More than 9 000 people, most of them civilians, have been killed across Syria since the outbreak of the revolt against President Bashar Assad's regime one year ago, human rights monitors said on Thursday.

"A total of 9 113 people have been killed, including 6 645 civilians," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"The remaining deaths consist of 1 997 soldiers and security service agents, and 471 army defectors," the head of the Britain-based group, Rami Abdel Rahman, said.

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