In this letter the Syrian government says that 6143 Syrians have been killed since "the beginning of the events in Syria until 15 March 2012". This death toll is "due to the acts committed by armed terrorist groups", the letter added.
I have the honor to transmit herewith a detailed table on the losses incurred in the Syrian
Arab Republic due to the acts committed by armed terrorist groups. The table covers the period from the beginning of the events in Syria until 15 March 2012 and it contains the following information:
§ Death toll of civilians: 3211 people.
§ Death toll of police: 478 people.
§ Death toll of Army and Security Forces: 2088 people (as of 21 March 2012).
§ Death toll of women: 204 people.
§ Death toll of children: 156 people.
§ Death toll of directly assassinated people: 106 people.
Resulting in a total of 6143 deaths in the Svrian Arab Republic
§ Kidnapped civilians, army personnel, and police officers: 1560 people, including 931 missing people.
§ Stolen government vehicles: 2256 vehicles.
It would be highly appreciate it if the present letter and its annex could be circulated as an official document of the Security Council.
Please accept, Excellency, the assurance of my highest consideration.
H.E. Sir Mark Lyall Grant
President of the Security Council
CC: HE. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations
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