An elderly Syrian rebel sits in a trench in Idlib province, northern Syria, June 12, 2013.
Syrian rebels have attacked a village in the country's east, killing dozens of Shiites, mostly pro-government fighters, activists said Wednesday. A Syrian government official denounced the attack, saying it was a "massacre" of civilians.
A recent U.N. report says it has confirmed the killing of 92,901 people between March 2011 and the end of April 2013 in the Syrian conflict. More than 5,000 killings have been documented every month since last July.
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A Syrian man, center, identifies dead bodies, who were killed, according to activists, by Syrian forces loyal to Bashar Assad, in Bayda village, Syria, May 2, 2013.
Syria's upwardly spiraling violence has resulted in the confirmed killings of almost 93,000 people, the United Nations' human rights office said Thursday, but acknowledged the real number is likely to be far higher.
In this video still, Syrian rebels attend to one of their own who has been shot during a raid on the village of Hatla, Syria, June 12, 2013.
Activists said Syrian rebels battled Shiites in Hatla, in the country's east, killing more than 60 people, including civilians.
The bodies of rebel fighters lay in a southwest neighborhood of the Syrian city of Qusayr, June 4, 2013.
A missile strike near Syria's largest city, Aleppo, killed 26 people and government warplanes pounded Qusayr, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, as a regime offensive to retake the town entered its third week.
Family members mourn over the body of Lebanese soldier Ali Adnan Mounzer in his hometown of Rayak in the Bekaa valley, May 28, 2013.
Three Lebanese soldiers were killed by a group of gunmen in Wadi Hmayyed-Arsal near the Syrian border, the army said in the deadliest such attack since the start of the Syrian uprising.
A damaged church in the town of Qusair, near the Lebanese border, in Homs province, Syria, June 5, 2013.
Syrian rebels were defeated in Qusair. Over the course of a year, rebels holding the town had heavily fortified it with tunnels, mine fields and booby traps. The rebels were eventually outgunned and outnumbered by regime troops and were forced to flee the town.
Lebanese army soldiers deploy in a Sunni neighborhood of Tripoli to restore a tense calm hours after a clash broke out between Salafists, who support the revolution in Syria, and pro-Damascus fighters, June 7, 2013 in Lebanon.
One person was killed and seven others were wounded in a clash in the heart of Tripoli in the latest in a string of Syria-related incidents.
Lebanese Red Cross workers help a Syrian man who was wounded in Qusair, Syria, during battles between the rebels and the Syrian government forces, at a hospital in the Bekaa Valley, east of Beirut, Lebanon, June 8, 2013.
Syrian rebels fire locally made shells made from gas cylinders against Syrian forces, in Idlib province, northern Syria, May 21, 2013.
Rebels are pressing for a decision from the West on arming their forces to even their odds now that Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas are fighting alongside the regime.
Syrian citizens inspect the rubble of buildings damaged by a Syrian forces air strike in the town of Qusair, near the Lebanese border, Homs province, Syria, May 21, 2013.
Members of the Lebanese Red Cross carry a Syrian man who was wounded in Qusair, during battles between the rebels and Syrian government forces, east of Beirut, Lebanon, June 8, 2013.
Syrian rebels prepare to repel a coordinated attack by government forces in the town of Qusair, near the Lebanese border, in Homs province, Syria, May 19, 2013.
Syrian rebels prepare to fire locally made rockets, in Idlib province, northern Syria, June 4, 2013.
A fighter takes position in the al-Qobee neighborhood of Tripoli, Lebanon, June 3, 2013.
A new wave of Syria-linked clashes between Sunni and Alawite residents of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has killed six people in less than 24 hours, a security source said.
Two Israeli-Druze women watch from the Israeli side of the Israel-Syria ceasefire line in Golan Heights, as smoke rises where Syrian rebels and regime forces clashed, June 6, 2013.
Syrian rebels briefly seized the only crossing along the Israel-Syria ceasefire line before regime forces recaptured it using tanks, an AFP correspondent and Israeli sources said.
Rebel fighters, reportedly injured in Qusayr, receive medical treatment in a hospital in the northern Lebanese village of Minieh, north of the port city of Tripoli, June 10, 2013.
Dozens of Syrian and Lebanese fighters wounded in battle against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Qusayr have been evacuated to Lebanon, security officials said.
Syrian army soldiers gather ammunition from a tunnel in the village of Buweida, north of Qusayr, in Syria's central Homs province, June 8, 2013.
Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have now seized all of the Qusayr area in central Syria, state television reported, as troops overran the last rebel bastion in the area.
A vehicle is seen burning in the village of Buweida, north of Qusayr, in Syria's central Homs province as regime forces sought to mop up the final pockets of rebel resistance north of Qusayr, after retaking the key town that was an insurgent bastion for a year, a watchdog said, June 7, 2013 .
Homemade weapons were left by Syrian rebels after the army seized total control of the city of Qusayr and the surrounding region in Syria's central Homs province, June 5, 2013.
The Syrian army ousted rebels from the strategic town of Qusayr after a blistering 17-day assault led by Hezbollah fighters, scoring a major battlefield success in a war that has killed at least 94,000 people.