UN chief slams 'paralysis' on Syria as death toll tops 191,000

Navi Pillay UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Navi Pillay UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Photo: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré

Navi Pillay UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Photo: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré
Navi Pillay UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Photo: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré

More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said Friday, hitting out at “international paralysis” on the nearly three-and-a-half year conflict.

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Between March 2011 and April this year, 191,369 people were killed in war-ravaged Syria — more than double the last toll provided a year ago of 93,000 dead, Pillay said in a statement, warning that the new number is likely an underestimate.