In the last week, 1,700 people died in Syria, making it the deadliest seven days since the conflict started three years ago, Mic reports. Of those casualties, 700 died in two days. Experts say this week marks a shift in the pattern of fighting, as opposition groups increasingly fight each other, leading to higher death tolls.
And yet, when you think of the heartbreaking and significant news reported in the last week, the death toll in Syria doesn't spring to mind. But this week has left civilians even more vulnerable, and the world should be paying attention.