Friday, December 23, 2011

‘400 Children Among 6,200 Killed In Syria’

The Arab Times in Kuwait is reporting ‘400 children among 6,200 killed in Syria’:
More than 6,200 people including hundreds of children have died in Syria’s crackdown on an anti-government revolt, a human rights group said on Thursday.

Syria is facing increasingly fierce international condemnation for its handling of months of demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule, partly inspired by the “Arab Spring” uprisings that have swept across North Africa and the Middle East.

Syria says it is fighting foreign-backed “terrorists” and on Thursday announced that more than 2,000 of its security forces have been killed in the unrest.

The British-based Avaaz rights group said it had collected evidence of more than 6,237 deaths of civilians and security forces, 617 of them under torture. At least 400 of the dead were children, it added.

The figures were about 1,000 higher that the latest UN estimates, which have also been climbing sharply in recent months.

“No once [sic] can now turn a blind eye to the horror-show in Syria ... One in every 300 Syrians has either been killed or imprisoned,” said Avaaz executive director Ricken Patel in a statement.
No one can turn a blind eye now?
That's what the UN does every day.

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