August death toll in Syria 5,000, activists say
Posted: September 3, 2012 at 5:13 a.m.
Activist groups said Sunday that about 5,000 people were killed in Syria’s civil war in August, the highest monthly figure ever reported in more than 17 months of fighting as President Bashar Assad’s regime unleashed crushing air power against the revolt for the first time.
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