Skip to comments.Syria civil war deaths top 160,000, opposition group says
Posted on 05/20/2014 4:16:47 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
The three-year war in Syria has claimed 162,402 lives, an opposition group said Monday, as the raging conflict shows no signs of abating.
The dead include 8,607 children, according to the the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It said the total numbers included civilians, military members, defected soldiers and foreign fighters, among others.
United Nations officials said they stopped updating their death toll in July because of lack of access and the inability to verify information from sources.
At the time, it said that well over 100,000 people, including many civilians, have been killed in the war pitting government forces against rebels seeking to end the rule of President Bashar al- Assad.
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The fewer Islamists in the world, the better.
If they are not killing each other, they are killing us.
And the downside of that is?????
For three years’ worth of civil war, this is peanuts. The American Civil War killed 800K Americans, or roughly 200K per year, at a time when the US population was roughly the same as Syria’s today.
That's because all the fighting in the American Civil War was out in the open, in the grasslands.
Christians are also being killed by the rebels.
I know. Christianity cannot coexist with Islam. Islam is evil and must be eradicated
That's because they were using muzzle-loaders with a 2 to 3 round per minute rate of fire. Syrians are using assault rifles with full auto capability, heavy machine guns, RPG's, grenades, AA guns, mortars, tanks, howitzers, attack choppers and ground attack aircraft. The low rate of lethality comes from the desultory nature of the fighting. We were fortunate in Iraq that Sunni Arabs were far less motivated that the Vietcong.
>Christians are also being killed by the rebels.
Any Christians surrounded by Mohamhead madmen should either escape, hide their beliefs or have enough numbers to wipe the muzzys out. Anything else is suicide.
At least Assad protected Christian minorities.
Yep. I’ve said many times, Assad is better than the islamo thugs they have now.
Everyone with one eye and a grain of sense can see it. Which makes Obama either willfully blind, stupid as a bag of horse manure, or approving of the rape and murder of Christians in Syria. I am betting on the last.
and how many of those deaths are on the hands of the “rebels”????