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Latest News Wires UN Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

Council members viewed thousands of ghastly photographs purportedly showing dead Syrian civil war victims. More than 150,000 have died in the war. 

By Peter James SpielmanAssociated Press / April 15, 2014

Jason DeCrow/AP

The UN Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.