UN Estimates Syria Death Toll Approaching 93,000

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The United Nations says nearly 93,000 people have now been killed by the Civil War in Syria -- and that's just the confirmed death toll.

"The constant flow of killings continues at shockingly high levels, with more than 5,000 killings documented every month since last July, including a total of just under 27,000 new killings since Dec. 1," Navi Pillay, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, said in a statement.
Pillay says the real number of fatalities is likely much higher as the official toll only spans from March 2011 through April of 2013.

"This extremely high rate of killings, month after month, reflects the drastically deteriorating pattern of the conflict over the past year," she said. "Civilians are bearing the brunt of widespread, violent and often indiscriminate attacks."

Pillay called the international community to intervene, saying it was the only way to end the bloody conflict.

"The only answer is a negotiated political solution," she said. "Tragically, shamefully, nothing will restore the 93,000 or more individual lives already lost."

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