October 22nd, 2012
05:02 PM ET

More than 100 killed in Syrian violence today

At least 180 people were found dead in Syria on Monday, victims of the ongoing civil war, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists.

The group said 117 people were killed in the capital of Damascus and its suburbs, including 60 people who were found in Moadamiah. Many of those victims had signs of torture, the LCC said.

The news comes as Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, has been working to arrange a cease-fire.

CNN is unable to independently verify casualty numbers because of Syrian government restrictions and the intensity of the fighting.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I wonder just what will be on Bashar al-Assads agenda, after he kills off all of his citizens. Necrophillia?

    October 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yuck, JF, but it does seem he's intent on killing all of Syria's citizens...
      Enough, already!

      October 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      There are a number of non-citizen Sunni jihadists participating in this so-called rebellion. So it's not just "his people" who are dying. Don't know if there's a side to root for here!

      October 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tresa

      Doesn't matter if their Syrian citizens or not...enough with the bloodshed already!!!!!

      October 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I bad. I sorry. I be back later.

    October 22, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Agreed @ Portland Tony, and theres still no certainy thats its not the rebels killing the citizens either. One thing is certain, neither side is going to give in willingly no matter how many UN envoys try to call a cease fire.

    October 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Allen

    180 dead, People got used to it now. It doesn't make headline news anymore.

    October 23, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. josh

    The Turkish military needs to take action and finish off the syrian regime before more civilan lifes are lost. The world is sitting back not helping the citizens of turkey. The world powers are more worried about Israel and there own economy then the citizens of Syria. Joseph Stalin Killed millions of russians who did not agree with him did the world stop him no. The great powers have two choices let a tragedy happen or take action and stand for the people. If foreign nations dont take action to end the violence the people who want to be free of the tyrant Bashar al-Assad will never respect foreign nations because why would they respect someone who never helped them when they needed them most. If you dont work to end the violence then you dont stand for justice.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |