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September 2, 2012 10:30 pm

Syrian Activist Groups: 5000 Killed in August

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Pro-Syria demonstration, Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: wiki commons.

Fox  News – BEIRUT –  Two activist groups said Sunday that about 5,000 people were killed in Syria’s escalating civil war in August while the U.N. children’s fund UNICEF put the death toll for last week alone at 1,600. They were the highest figures reported since the uprising began more than 17 months ago.

The activist groups also raised their estimated death tolls for the entire uprising to at least 23,000 and as high as 26,000. The previous estimates, more than a month ago, were around 20,000.

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