Syria death toll at least 80,000, says U.N. General Assembly president
15 May 2013
During the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on 15 May 2013, during which Member States adopted Resolution A/67/L.63, UNGA President Vuk Jeremic remarked that since the beginning of the Syrian civil war two-years ago, the death toll has reached at least 80,000.
The death toll in Syria from the country's two-year civil war is at least 80,000, an increase of about 20,000 since the start of the year, the president of the U.N. General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic, said on Wednesday. (…)
"At least 80,000 have perished since the start of the hostilities, with most of those casualties believed to be civilians," Jeremic told the 193 General Assembly members before a vote on a resolution on the Syrian conflict.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition group, said on Tuesday that at least 94,000 people have been killed but the death toll is likely to be as high as 120,000.
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