April 26th, 2011
02:30 PM ET

Rights group: More than 400 killed in Syria

(CNN) - More than 400 people have been killed in Syria across several weeks as the government has cracked down on protesters seeking reform, a human rights group in the country said Tuesday.

The Syrian Human Rights Information Link reported at least 416 people have died since March 18 in incidents linked to the violence. The group named 413 of those killed and cited three unidentified bodies. While the vast majority are apparently civilians, the group's list describes a few of the dead as members of the army or police.

The U.N. Security Council was expected to focus on Syria Tuesday as it considers a statement condemning the violence.

The United Nations has said it has information that 76 people were killed last week on Friday alone, apparently during peaceful marches, and that the death toll from that day could be much higher.

CNN cannot independently confirm death tolls and witness accounts of the bloody crackdown. The Syrian government has not granted CNN access to the country.

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  1. Name*Barb

    If the president of Syria is a medical doctor dosen't he gave an obligation to help people not harm an kill?
    Has he lost his medical license? If no he honestly should! Do you agree? How can a medical doctor kill an harm unarmed people!

    April 26, 2011 at 11:32 pm |
  2. richard

    mr.anderson from beginning revolt in arabs countries,which start from egypt,you were excited about democracy in arab countries,but i was right,there is not eny democracy,it look like in egypt is going to be another regime,and this country going to be religious state,what is more dangerous to stabilization in middle east then mubarak regime. This is going to be same in lybia.Americans and nato intervention for "protection cyvilians" turn in bloody war and takes much more cyvilian casualties what was clear from begining.Mr.anderson be honest and don't do harsh propaganda

    April 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm |