Death toll from Syria conflict likely as high as 120,000 - group

by Reuters
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 14:12 GMT

BEIRUT, May 14 (Reuters) - At least 94,000 people have been killed during Syria's two-year conflict, but the death toll is likely to be as high as 120,000, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

The group said that at least 41,000 of those confirmed killed were Alawites, the sect of President Bashar al-Assad. (Reporting by Mariam Karouny; editing by Mike Collett-White)