A Syrian boy runs past damaged vehicles during recent clashes in the Bab Tudmor neighborhood of Homs in February 2012
A Syrian boy runs past damaged vehicles during recent clashes in the Bab Tudmor neighborhood of Homs in February 2012. The death toll in Syria since protests erupted against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad last March has reached 8,458, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. © - AFP/File
A Syrian boy runs past damaged vehicles during recent clashes in the Bab Tudmor neighborhood of Homs in February 2012
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Last updated: March 7, 2012

Syria death toll almost at 8,500

The death toll in Syria since protests erupted against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad last March has reached 8,458, a rights group said on Wednesday.

The toll consists of 6,195 civilians, 1,835 soldiers and police, and 428 rebel troops, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, told AFP.

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