At least 1,900 killed since start of Syria talks – Group

Syrian refugees used to illustrate the story.
Syrian refugees used to illustrate the story.

The dead persons include 498 civilians
At least 1,900 people have been killed in Syria since the peace talks opened in Switzerland more than a week ago, a pro-opposition watchdog has said.

“The toll covers the period from Jan. 22 until midnight of Jan.30,” Rami Abdel-Rahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said in a statement.

The dead included 498 civilians killed by airstrikes, shelling and sniper fire.

Some 72 more people have died from starvation due to the regime’s siege of rebel-held areas in the outskirts of the capital, Damascus, according to the Britain-based observatory.


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