It is estimated that more than 100,000 people in Syria have been killed in more than two years of war. Millions of people are displaced inside Syria and well over 1.5 million refugees have sought asylum in neighboring countries.
More than two years of fighting in Syria's civil war has damaged some 9,000 state buildings and run up $15 billion in losses to the public sector, a government minister said on June 30, 2013, shining a light on the devastating toll the crisis has taken on the country's economy.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal, left, arrives for a meeting with EU and GCC ministers to discuss the deepening crisis in Syria, June 30, 2013.
In this June 29, 2013 citizen journalism image, Syrian rebels inspect the rubble of damaged buildings due to a surface-to-surface missile launched by Syrian forces in Aleppo, Syria.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns speaks during a press conference at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, July 1, 2013. Burns denounced Monday that Hezbollah for its involvement in Syria's civil war.