Syrian regime forces and allied groups have suffered more than 800 casualties in the last week, a leading anti-regime activist group said Wednesday, amid signs of a “significant” lack of manpower.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a total of 1,769 people lost their lives in the one-week period following President Bashar Assad’s inauguration for a third term July 16.

The Observatory says it relies on a network of sources inside the country for its figures; other Syria-based activists usually focus on civilian casualties, while their figures generally agree with the Observatory’s. […]