This citizen journalism image taken from video provided by Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a fire burning Wednesday at the site of a Syrian government airstrike on a gas station in the eastern Damascus suburb of Mleiha, Syria. Activists say dozens of people have been killed or wounded in an air raid on a gas station near the capital Damascus.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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BEIRUT — The United Nations gave a grim new count Wednesday of the human cost of Syria’s civil war, saying the death toll has exceeded 60,000 in 21 months — far higher than recent estimates by anti-regime activists.