Syrian Observatory of Human Rights anslår at 36.000 er drept i Syria. I tillegg kommer flere tusen savnede.
More than 36,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of Syria’s anti-regime revolt in March 2011, with an average of 165 people killed a day since August 1, a watchdog said on Wednesday.
Civilians, at 25,667, represented the vast majority of those killed, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which includes non-military people who have taken up arms against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the category.
The rest were from the military – 9,044 government soldiers and 1,296 who defected to join the rebellion.
«In addition, we have documented the deaths of 439 other people whose identities we were unable to verify,» Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
The Observatory does not include thousands of people who have gone missing in the conflict, some thought to be in detention and others dead. It also excludes thousands of pro-regime militiamen.
August was the deadliest month of the uprising with 5,440 killed, although the bloodshed has remained at a high lever since, with 4,985 victims in September and 4,727 in October.