Syria says 2,000 soldiers and police killed

BEIRUT Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:21am EST

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria said on Thursday more than 2,000 members of its army and security forces had been killed in armed attacks since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad erupted in March.

It gave the figure in a letter to the United Nations which was published by the state news agency SANA

(by Dominic Evans)

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