Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, backed by thousands of Hezbollah fighters, have been battling Syrian rebel forces. (File photo: AFP)
More than 93,000 people, including at least 6,500 children, have perished in Syria’s brutal civil war, a new study from the United Nations human rights office showed Thursday, reported AFP.
“Unfortunately, as the study indicates, this is most likely a minimum casualty figure. The true number of those killed is potentially much higher,” U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay said in a statement, as quoted by AFP.
According to the U. N. children are being used as sniper targets and human shields. U.N. leader Ban Ki-moon said the war in Syria is taking an “unacceptable and unbearable” toll on children.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, backed by thousands of Hezbollah fighters, have been battling Syrian rebel forces. They have gained much ground since the war kicked off two 26-months-ago.........
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