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    » 01/02/2014, 00.00

    SYRIA

    2013, the bloodiest year for Syria with more than 73 thousand deaths



    Most of those killed were military or armed rebels , but there are also tens of thousands of civilians among the victims. International community accused of being concerned about use of chemical weapons, but not about massacres.

    Beirut ( AsiaNews / Agencies) - The year was the bloodiest fin the Syrian civil war since ongoing since March 2011. Yesterday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , based in Britain, issued its data stating that in the past year , from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013 , there were more than 73 455 dead, including 22 436 civilians.

    The Observatory has also updated the figures on deaths throughout the war period : 130 thousand , mostly soldiers and rebel fighters on both sides. The group criticizes the international community because "it is not in taking serious action to stop the massacres that have been committed and continue to be committed ."

    The international community - continues the group - focused on chemical weapons and on their dismantling , but "forgot all the massacres that have killed thousands of Syrians ."

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