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Syria conflict death toll at least 33,000: NGO

Published on Oct 13, 2012 6:22 PM

BEIRUT (AFP) - Violence in Syria has killed at least 33,082 people, most of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday.

Some 1,000 people have been killed in the past five days alone, the Britain-based watchdog said.

"This is all-out war - there is no other way to describe the violence in Syria," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

At least 23,630 civilians have been killed, along with 8,211 soldiers and 1,241 army defectors who joined the insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad.

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