The United Nations' human rights office released a grim number today: 92,901 confirmed killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2013. Even worse: The actual number is probably much higher, the AP reports. At least 6,561 children are among the dead, 1,729 of them under age 10. "There are also well-documented cases of individual children being tortured and executed, and entire families including babies being massacred," the top human rights official says.
"The constant flow of killings continues at shockingly high levels, with more than 5,000 killings documented every month since last July," the official continues. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that a top rebel commander has pleaded with the White House to send weapons, asserting that the rebels "cannot hold on to Aleppo without" them; he claims Assad's forces are gathering in parts of the city for a possible attack, on the heels of this regime victory. (Read more Syria stories.)