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"Syria civil war death toll reaches 60,000, UN says" CBC January 2 2013
The United Nations estimated Wednesday that more than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria's civil war, a toll one-third higher than what anti-regime activists had counted in the 21-month-old conflict.
The UN human rights chief called the toll "truly shocking."
Activists opposed to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad had been estimating the death toll at more than 45,000. This was the first time that the UN estimate surpassed those of activist groups.'The failure of the international community... to take concrete actions to stop the blood-letting shames us all.'— UN human rights chief Navi Pillay
"Given there has been no letup in the conflict since the end of November, we can assume that more than 60,000 people have been killed by the beginning of 2013," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a statement. "The number of casualties is much higher than we expected, and is truly shocking," she added.
"The failure of the international community, in particular the Security Council, to take concrete actions to stop the blood-letting, shames us all," Pillay said. "Collectively, we have fiddled at the edges while Syria burns."
Death toll likely greater
An airstrike on a gas station in a Damascus suburb on Wednesday pushed that death toll even higher. Activists said a Syrian warplane blasted the station, killing and wounding dozens of people and igniting a huge fire in what may be one of the bloodiest attacks in weeks.
The new UN analysis also said monthly casualty figures have been steadily increasing since the conflict began in March 2011.This citizen journalism image taken from video provided by Shaam News Network shows a wounded man being pulled from the site of a Syrian government airstrike on a gas station in the eastern Damascus suburb of Mleiha on Wednesday. (Shaam News Network/Associated Press Video)
Independent experts compared 147,349 killings reported by seven different sources — including the government — for the study, which was commissioned by the UN human rights office.
By removing duplicates they arrived at a list of 59,648 individuals killed between the start of the uprising on March 15, 2011, and Nov. 30, 2012. In each case, the victim's first and last name, the date and the location of his or her death were known.
The real death toll is likely to be even greater because reports containing incomplete information were excluded and a significant number of killings may not have been documented at all by the sources available.