UN human rights chief: Syria death toll at 5,000

13.12.2011                      17.Kislev. 5772

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UN human rights chief: Syria death toll at 5,000

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More than 5,000 people have been killed in nine months of unrest in Syria, the UN human rights chief said, as an insurgency begins to overshadow what had been mostly peaceful protests against President Bashar Assad.
The latest figure reported to the UN Security Council by Navi Pillay is 1,000 higher than the one she announced just 10 days ago. The toll includes civilians, army defectors and those executed for refusing to shoot civilians, but not soldiers and other security personnel killed by opposition forces, she said….