DAMASCUS — More than 300 people were killed in violence across Syria on Thursday, making it the deadliest day of a 16-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, a monitoring group said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a Friday statement that a total of 302 people — 98 soldiers, 139 civilians and 65 rebels — were killed across the country, revising an earlier toll.
“It’s the highest toll since the beginning of the uprising, for civilians, rebels and soldiers,” Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the London-based Observatory, told AFP.
Like I posted about 2 days ago (and few others posted on Tumblr and Twitter - civilians caught/sandwiched between sudden presence of rebel and regime forces) - taking battle into Damascus means higher casualties. Though never an accurate account so it can be higher or lower than this.
I believe we don’t have mindsets and words for this.
We just still don’t.