UN: Nearly 93,000 killed in Syrian conflict

UN: Nearly 93,000 killed in Syrian conflict

Syria’s spiraling violence has resulted in the confirmed killings of nearly 93,000 people but the real number is likely to be far higher, the United Nations’ human rights office said Thursday.

The new death toll released in Geneva points to the seemingly unstoppable carnage that has engulfed Syria for more than two years.

In Damascus, officials said that at least one mortar shell fell on the edge of Damascus International Airport close to the runway, briefly disrupting flights in and out of the capital.

The country’s transportation minister Mahmoud Ibrahim Said told Syrian TV that a shell fired by “terrorists” struck near a warehouse, breaking its windows and injuring a worker there.

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