UN: 60,000 Killed in Syria Civil War
More than 60,000 people have lost their lives since the start of unrest in Syria in March 2011, according to United Nationa estimates.
Wednesday UN Human Rights Commissioner Navanethem Pillay said that the UN has compiled a list with the names of 59,648 people confirmed to have been killed up to November 30, 2012.
"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," Pillay added.
"The number of casualties is much higher than we expected, and is truly shocking," stated the UN official.
She called on the international community, in particular the UN Security Council, to take up more resolute measures to stop the loss of life in Syria.
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The United States will stop at nothing in the pursuit of their geopolitical objective of blocking the "sub-Caspian" corridor to the Mediterranean from Russia and China, through Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria to the Mediterranean. This vulnerability arises from the disastrous illegal war in Iraq, which has taken a million lives, at least. As Henry Kissinger has lamented, this has done nothing but to hand Iraq over to Iran.
So, as the result of the US-initiated action against Syria, 60,000 have died so far, and another 100,000 will probably die, at minimum, in order to achieve the US objective. The US does not care how many people die.
As Vojislav Kostunica, International Law scholar and former President of the Republidc of Serbia has said: "The United States, which used to be the symbol of freedom in the world, has now become the symbol of Force.