Over 8,000 Syrian Army soldiers, Security and law enforcement forces killed in Syria
More than 8,000 members of Syrian security forces and Syrian Army soldiers have been killed since March 2011, the director of the Tishreen military hospital in Damascus said on Thursday.
The director, a doctor who also holds the rank of general, revealed the number on the condition of anonymity.
Every day, we receive an average of 15 to 20 bodies of soldiers and members of security forces, with the numbers increasing since the beginning of the year,” the official said.
Approximately 70 percent of military casualties are transported to Tishreen, with the rest sent to hospitals in other provinces.
About 60 percent of the victims were killed by gunfire, while 35 percent died in explosions, the general said.