Over 8,000 regime forces killed in Syria: military hospital
AFP, Thursday 30 Aug 2012


More than 8,000 members of Syria's security forces have been killed since an anti-regime uprising broke out in March 2011, the director of the Syrian capital's Tishrin military hospital said on Thursday.

"I estimate that at least 8,000 soldiers and members of the security forces have been killed since the beginning of the crisis," the director, a doctor who also holds the rank of general, told AFP on condition of not being named.

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