Syria Says 2,000 Security Forces Killed
Syria’s state-run news agency says more than 2,000 soldiers and members of the security forces have died in attacks in the past nine months.
The figures come in a letter sent Thursday by the Syrian government to the U.N. Security Council and Human Rights Council.
Syria blames the violence on armed gangs playing out a foreign conspiracy seeking to topple the regime of President Bashar Assad.
In the letter, the Syrian government says recent U.N. reports alleging a brutal government crackdown were false.
It accuses the U.N. of bias and said it continues to ignore the presence of terrorists operating in Syria.
The U.N. says more than 5,000 Syrians have died in since the uprising began in March. Activists say most were unarmed demonstrators.
Zeina Karam | Associated Press