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March Deadliest Month Ever In Syria
March Deadliest Month Ever In Syria - Jerusalem Prayer TeamMarch was the deadliest month ever in the two-year old Syrian civil war. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 6,000 people were killed, including nearly 300 children and nearly as many women.

The activist group says shelling and fighting in the northern city of Aleppo, the central city of Homs and around the capital of Damascus accounted for many of the casualties, which are most likely under reported.

"Both sides are hiding information,Ē group spokesman Rami Abdul-Rahman said. "It is very difficult to get correct info on the fighters because they donít want the information to hurt morale.Ē Abdul-Rahman says the number of estimated rebel troops killed numbers about 1,480 with government deaths at about 1,460.

The March toll easily topped the 5,400 people killed in August, 2012 Abdul-Rahman said, marking at least 62,000 people who have been killed overall in the fighting. Abdul-Rahman says his organization believes that number only reflects about half of those who actually died, because official numbers are hard to come by.

Many deaths in the Syrian war go unreported by the government or rebel fighters, according to Abdul-Rahman, and there are tens of thousands detained in regime and rebel prisons whose fates are not known. In February, the United Nations reported that 70,000 people had been killed since the start of the conflict.

The two-year old Syrian civil war has only added to the turmoil in the Middle East while increasing the potential threat against Israel. At stake is who will ultimately rule Israelís bordering neighbor and who will control Bashar Assadís arsenal, which is thought to include chemical weapons. 

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