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.

  • nowicki1 - 2012-03-15 18:57 - Syria was always the plan

      Anthony - 2012-03-15 19:12

      Matt, Also check out; http;

      nowicki1 - 2012-03-15 19:37

      What we have is a high ranking US retired general of the United States Army, warning us 5 years ago about the conflicts taking place today. Please point out the conspiracy. Or do you fail to see any implications of his foreknowledge?

      Fred - 2012-03-16 05:10

      Just a straight prediction. You're adding your adolescent intrigue to the story.

      Matt - 2012-03-16 09:15

      Would rather believe this man was a lying prophet, than believe him. Even a man of his credentials. Wake up

      Fred - 2012-03-16 11:05

      The Bush administration is no longer in power. Why are you posting messages as Matt and Dorothy if you believe so strongly in a clean media?

      nowicki1 - 2012-03-16 16:36

      Was on another PC. Yeah, must just be a strange coincidence :)

  • Annelize Delport - 2012-03-15 21:50

    Who is the new ADOLF HITLER ~ it is not democracy, it is not for the people, it is not of the people, it is not by the people, but a facist gang that is ruling America. \r\n\r\n“The widening defiance in Syria comes after months of challenge to the autocrats of the Arab world that confronts them with a stark choice: either they can step down, as the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt were forced to do, or they can protect their own power with varying degrees of force, like the rulers of Libya, Bahrain and Yemen, at the risk of ever greater violence.”\r\n\r\nThe common denominator of all those countries is the presence of oil.

      Ruan Lessing - 2012-03-15 23:06

      @annelize So are you a fan of democracy or not?

      Fred - 2012-03-16 05:13

      Wrong on the first part, right on the second, there's not much oil in Syria.

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