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Syria's Victims

Posted on the 20 June 2012 by Mikeb302000
I'm sure that my comment that untrained civvies with guns make up the bulk of the body count in Syria will generate some comments.
I defer to this article: Syria crisis: Counting the victims:
The movement of foreign media and independent human rights organisations has been severely curtailed within the country, making the verification of casualty figures almost impossible.
Recently, the presence of UN monitors has provided another source of information - as with the massacre in the village of Taldou near Houla - but for the most part, the outside world has been reliant on casualty figures supplied by opposition activists.
Syrian government sources and the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency Agency (Sana) have been issuing casualty figures for specific events, but official estimates of the overall death toll have been more sporadic.

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