Activists: Death Toll in Syria over 100,000

Activists in Syria have said that over 100,000 people have lost their lives since March 2011 when the uprising against the Syrian President’s regime started.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in Britain, announced on Wednesday its latest death count, saying the new figure included 40,000 fighters who were pro-President al-Assad and 18,000 rebels.

Earlier in June, the United Nations said close to 93,000 people had been confirmed dead however it said the actual number was most likely much higher.

King Abdullah of Jordan has warned that fighting in Syria might develop into a sectarian regional conflict. In a Wednesday interview in a regional newspaper, the King said a solution reached politically remained the best method of resolving the crisis.

John Kerry the U.S. Secretary of State, the highest ranking diplomat in the U.S., is currently in Kuwait but is expected to visit Jordan after.

Kerry, on Tuesday, met with Prince Saud al-Faisl the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia. The prince said the world should not allow Hezbollah, the militant group and Iran to help the Syrian government

The prince called upon the international community to ban the supplying of weapons to the Syrian regime and criticized the support Russia was giving the Assad government.

Saudi Arabia supplies weapons to the rebels in Syria, while the U.S. recently announced it would send the rebels arms as well as more non-lethal aid.

Omran al-Zoubi, the information minister in Syria criticized the comments made by the prince saying its neighbor Saudi Arabia had no place in a political solution and that it is giving arms to terrorists who are responsible for the Syria violence.

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