New United Nations figures suggest at least 60,000 people have died in Syria's 22-month conflict.

The toll is far higher than the figure of 45,000 given by activists opposed to the regime of President Bashar Assad.

The U.N.'s human rights office in Geneva says experts compared death reports from seven different sources including the government and came up with a list of 59,648 individuals killed between the start of the uprising on March 15, 2011, and Nov. 30, 2012.