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Syria death toll rises to 93,000

That figure represents the total number of people killed between March 2011 and the end of April 2013, but the U.N. warned that it is likely a conservative count, with many deaths having gone unreported.
/ Source: Andrea Michell Reports

That figure represents the total number of people killed between March 2011 and the end of April 2013, but the U.N. warned that it is likely a conservative count, with many deaths having gone unreported.

The death toll in Syria has reached nearly 93,000 over the course of the ongoing civil war, according to a new United Nations report.

That figure represents the total number of people killed between March 2011 and the end of April 2013, but the U.N. warned that it is likely a conservative count, with many deaths having gone unreported. It represents an increase of nearly 30,000 deaths since the last report was released in January 2013, covering the period through November 2012.

The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights found that at least 5,000 people have been killed in Syria each month since last July. The U.N. group also reported the deaths of more than 1,700 children under age 10 in the same time period.

Update, 4:45 p.m.  U.S. and European officials have concluded that Syria used chemical weapons against the rebels, reported The New York Times.