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  Kislev 16, 5772 , 12/12/11

Report: Nearly 5,000 Killed in Syria

A UN report released Monday says that close to 5,000 people have been killed in protests in Syria since last March, when protests to unseat President Bashar al-Assad began. Over 14,000 people have been arrested, and over 12,000 have fled the country, the report said.

The report was prepared by the UN Human Rights Council, and was  presented to the UN Security Council Monday.

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