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6000 Killed In Syria's Bloodiest Month Yet

  • 04.02.13 02:21 PM EDT

The Syrian War enters its third year in March, and it shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, March of 2013 was the bloodiest month on record in country's civil war, with over 6,000 casualties. Over a third of those casualties were civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The number also includes more than 300 children.

Estimates vary, but somewhere between 60,000 and 120,000 lives have been lost in the civil war that started on March 15, 2011. The UN puts the number at 70,000. The war is between Syria's ruling Ba'ath party of President Bashir al-Assad and rebel groups who seek to end his rule.