Guardian :: The way that death toll figures are often presented in press and media reports might lead one to think that we don't (and can't) know very much about the deadly violence in Syria. Many reports of casualty figures either carry the disclaimer "unverified" or cite widely differing numbers for individual incidents, an example being 23 to 100 for the killings in the village of Mazraat al-Qubeir. This contributes to an overall perception that deaths in the Syrian conflict are essentially unverifiable.
Hana Salama: But is this perception well grounded?
A report by Hana Salama, www.guardian.co.uk