Monday, February 4, 2013

News the HP Doesn't Cover: 5,000 Dead in January

The Huffington Post is usually all over the splashy Syrian articles (like the most recent massacre or shooting) but they aren't as quick to publish the appalling statistics of the overall conflict:

Nearly 5,000 people were killed in Syria in January, making it the second most lethal month since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), cited by the Guardian on Sunday night, 4,851 people were killed in January in Syria, second only to August, when the civil war is believed to have claimed 4,933-5,440 lives.

SOHR director Rami Abdul Rahman said that his men documented 1,030 casualties among security forces and 3,305 casualties among civilians and rebel forces. 

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