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Over 4,000 Dead in Syria, Says UN | Care2 Causes

Over 4,000 Dead in Syria, Says UN | Care2 Causes

Over 4,000 people have been killed in the almost nine months of popular protests against the authoritarian regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Navi Pillay, the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, said that the death toll could actually be even higher, based on “the reliable information coming to us is.” She also said that Syria can now be considered to be in a state of civil war. On Monday, the UN had issued a report accusing Syria of crimes against humanity. 256 children have been killed since the uprising began in mid-March in the southern city of Daraa. More Sanctions For Syria Britain, the European Union and Arab nations including Turkey have all sharply increased pressure on Syria, with Britain accusing Iran of assisting Syria in the crackdown on its citizens. Addressing EU ministers in Brussels, British foreign secretary William Hague said that “There...

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