Syria Death Toll Climbs to At Least 60,000

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A rebel machine gunner watches Syrian army positions 500 metres away in the town of Maarat al-Numan, on November 17, 2012.
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According to the most recent report from U.N. data specialists nearly 60,000 people have died in the fighting in Syria. The number isn’t an estimate, and it is most likely an undercount.

Such staggering statistics only begin to tell the story of the devastation the Syrian civil war is wreaking on its people.

Lara Setrakian is a journalist and the founder of Syria Deeply, a news website that covers the Syrian civil war.