Thursday 14 December 2017

Yara Bayoumy: Even with a death toll topping 60,000, intervention in Syria seems a long way off

Yara Bayoumy and Alistair Lyon

THE death toll in Syria now exceeds 60,000, the United Nations says.

Another 100,000 may die this year, warns U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. About 220 were killed on Wednesday alone.

"When numbers get serious, they leave a mark on your door," goes a song by American musician Paul Simon.

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