Syria Death Toll Climbs to At Least 60,000

Monday, January 07, 2013

A rebel machine gunner watches Syrian army positions 500 metres away in the town of Maarat al-Numan, on November 17, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)

According to the most recent report from U.N. data specialists nearly 60,000 people have died in the fighting in Syria. The number isn’t an estimate, and it is most likely an undercount.

Such staggering statistics only begin to tell the story of the devastation the Syrian civil war is wreaking on its people.

Lara Setrakian is a journalist and the founder of Syria Deeply, a news website that covers the Syrian civil war.

Guests:

Lara Setrakian

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

In order to put it in perspective, could you tell us how many Americans have died in our wars... Also, what are civilian casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq during our wars... How many Syrian people are there in the country... Is 60 thousand people ten percent of their population?

Jan. 07 2013 01:49 PM

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