BEIJING, July 26 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said that the conflict in Syria has claimed more than 100,000 lives since 2011, an increase from an earlier estimate of 93,000.
Ban also announced that the head of the UN chemical weapons investigation team and the UN’s high representative for disarmament, have met with Syrian leaders about the allegations of chemical weapons use in the country.
He said, "The conflict is now continuing for almost two and a half years. More than 100,000 people have been killed. Millions of people have either been displaced or become refugees in neighbouring countries. We have to bring this to an end."