UN estimates 191,000 dead during war in Syria

Sunday, August 24th, 2014 9:30:28 by
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The dead for more than three years of war in Syria are already 191,369. This has been documented UN on Friday, in a report commissioned by the human rights office clarifies that the figure probably underestimates the number of deaths because in some cases “missing elements of verification.” The document, based on five different sources, does not include those killed in recent months.

The database reveals that of the victims, at least 8,803 were children, of whom 2,165 were under ten years. The authors of the third report on the war in Syria, however, acknowledge that the number of children killed by fighting between the army of Bashar Asad and Islamist rebels could also be higher.

The latest Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip (Operation Margin Protector) and advancing the jihadist Islamic State (EI) in Iraq, with some 2,000 dead and 5,000 respectively were relegated to the background the tragedy of civil war in Syria. “I deeply regret that with the emergence of many other armed conflicts in this period of global instability, fighting in Syria and its dramatic consequences for millions of civilians have disappeared from the international radar,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who denounced the “international paralysis ” before this conflict.

“There are serious allegations that have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, but the Security Council still refer the case of Syria to the International Criminal Court,” Pillay defended.

In the conflict in Syria, where the EI also wants to form his Islamist caliphate, 85% of deaths were male. This analysis has failed to distinguish between those who were combatants and innocent civilians.

The largest number of victims, according to the UN register were on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, (about 39,393), followed by Aleppo (31,932), the largest rebel stronghold.

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