At least 26,200 people reported dead since the fighting began in #Syria
August has been the bloodiest month in Syria since the uprising began against President Assad’s government. Activists at the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say at least 26,200 people have died since the fighting began.
But nearly five and a half thousand of those died last month. The British-based observatory says the hardest hit were civilians: over 4,100 are believed to have died during fighting in August. 105 rebels and slightly more than 1,200 troops loyal to president Assad were also killed.
Meanwhile the UN children’s fund UNICEF says close to 1,600 people were killed last week alone. That is higher than the estimates from the Syrian Observatory.