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A prominent member of Syria's opposition-in-exile has claimed there have been 7,500 confirmed cases of women being raped during the country's 3-year-old conflict.Noura al-Ameer, vice president of the Syrian National Coalition was speaking Friday in Istanbul during a news conference on women's rights violations in Syria. The Syrian regime has endorsed a terrible tactic of torturing women and children," Ameer said, citing a number of cases where detained women died as a result of sexual violence by regime officers.She said the number of confirmed cases of women being raped was 7,500, claiming that number had been confirmed by the Coalition and various human rights associations.
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