Opposition activists have declared Tuesday a day of mourning across Syria as the death toll from a year of government attacks escalates out of control.
More than 8,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict, including many women and children, said Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the U.N. General Assembly. Opposition activists have put the toll at more than 9,000.
"Violations of human rights are widespread and systematic," Al-Nasser said Monday. "The international community has a responsibility to act."
But how to act remains a point of contention.FULL STORY