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Syria forces kill 21 civilians: rights group

NICOSIA — Syrian forces killed at least 21 civilians including two children on Saturday as they pressed on with a crackdown on dissent across the country, a rights group said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said six civilians … Continue reading

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33 killed as Syria tightens grip on restive provinces

At least 33 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday, including eight members of the security forces, while fears grew that government forces were preparing a wide-scale military operation against the rebellious provinces of Homs and Hama. ‘Twenty five civilians … Continue reading

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Death Toll Rises In Syria, Adding To U.N. Estimate Of 5,000 Killed So Far

By: Wright Bryan One day after the United Nations said that more than 5,000 people have died in nine months of protests and clashes against the Syrian government, the AP quotes activists saying that at least 28 more people died … Continue reading

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Syria death toll ‘exceeds 5,000′, says UN’s Navi Pillay

More than 5,000 people are now believed to have been killed in the uprising in Syria, the UN’s top human rights official has said. Navi Pillay told a closed session of the Security Council that 14,000 people are believed to … Continue reading

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30 killed in Syria; ‘massacre’ predicted

At least 30 people, including two boys, were killed in Syria’s anti-government protests Friday, while activists forecast a “massacre” in Hom by the army. The Syrian National Council, the main opposition group, said military troops and vehicles have surrounded Homs, … Continue reading

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At least 25 dead in Syria violence as defectors battle regime forces

At least 25 people were reported killed in Syria on Saturday as violence intensified in the eighth month of an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, pushing the death toll close to 4,600, an activist group said, as a growing force … Continue reading

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Syrian death toll nears 4,600 as violence intensifies: activists

By Erika Solomon and Douglas Hamilton At least 23 people were reported killed in Syria on Saturday as violence intensified in the eighth month of unrest against President Bashar al-Assad, pushing the death toll close to 4,600, according to a … Continue reading

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UN: Syrian death toll exceeds 4,000 since March

 The death toll from Syria’s crackdown on an 8-month-old revolt has exceeded 4,000 people and the country’s leaders should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, the U.N.’s top human rights official said Thursday. The scathing criticism from the U.N. High … Continue reading

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UN: Syrian Forces Killed 256 Children

By: John Heilprin and Zeina Karam BEIRUT — A U.N. investigation concluded Monday that Syrian forces committed crimes against humanity by killing and torturing hundreds of children, including a 2-year-old girl reportedly shot to death so she wouldn’t grow up … Continue reading

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