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Orlando vs Syria: World mourns for 50 killed in Florida, silent on 224 killed in Syria in a week

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Beirut: Shooting incident at the Pulse night club in Orlando Florida was condemned in every corner of the world, while in another part of the world nobody cares to take note of the massacre happening in Syria.

People around the world have got so used to hearing about civilian deaths in war ravaged Syria, that they have even lost count on the number of casualties but recently the conflict has intensified.

In the first week of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, 224 people were killed. Majority of these deaths are blamed on the bombings by Syrian and Russian warplanes, an allegation Russia has denied.

Between 6 and 12 June – the first week of the Islamic holy month of fasting – at least 148 civilians, including 50 children and 15 women, were killed as helicopters dropped “explosive barrel” bombs, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The situation has further worsened with the presence of ISIS and other anti-government forces who are fighting against each other for control.

Since 2011, 450,000 people have been killed across the country in various conflicts. It has also forced millions of people out of their homes, making them refugees in neighbouring and European countries.

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