Syria

Syria Death Toll Passes 100,000

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has said that the death toll of the Syrian civil war has passed the 100,000 mark. In the past the U.N. has said that its casualty figures are underestimated as many deaths are unreported.

The news comes a day after António Guterres, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, said that the U.S. could be one of the countries asked to take in some of the nearly 2 million Syrian refugees.

From the BBC:

More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict in Syria, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.

The latest estimate of the number killed is 7,000 higher than that issued by the UN only last month.

Mr Ban was speaking at UN headquarters in New York alongside US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Both men stressed the urgency of finding a political solution to the conflict. Mr Ban appealed for fresh efforts to convene a peace conference.

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