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UN raises death toll in Syria unrest to 2,900
UN human rights office raises death toll in Syria unrest to over 2,900
By The Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) ' The U.N.'s human rights office has raised its tally of people killed during seven months of unrest in Syria to over 2,900.

A spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says the figure is based on "reliable sources" inside and outside the country.

The spokesman, Rupert Colville, said Thursday that the names of the dead have all been confirmed and likely include some members of the security forces.



The figure represents an increase of at least 200 since the beginning of September.

Since mid-March, Bashar Assad's regime in Syria has cracked down on protesters leading movements similar to those that have ousted other Arab autocrats this year.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

GENEVA (AP) ' The U.N.'s human rights office has raised its tally of people killed during seven months of unrest in Syria to over 2,900.

A spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says the figure is based on "reliable sources" inside and outside the country.

The spokesman, Rupert Colville, said Thursday that the names of the dead have all been confirmed and likely include some members of the security forces.

The figure represents an increase of at least 200 since the beginning of September.

Since mid-March, Bashar Assad's regime in Syria has cracked down on protesters leading movements similar to those that have ousted other Arab autocrats this year.


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