Saturday, January 12, 2013

How brutal is Syria's civil war? A comparison

Yesterday, I wanted to check to see the extent to which the Syrian civil war is more brutal than Lebanon's civil war.  In two years, the UN estimates that 60,000 Syrians have been killed.  I wanted to check and compare the two-year civil war in Lebanon in 1975-76.  Estimates of those killed in Lebanon in that phase of the civil war vary but they are between 20,000 and 25,000. 

PS As`ad--not me correctly points out to me that Lebanon is still more brutal if you measure the figures per capita.