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Death Toll Mounts In Crackdown In North

June 06 2011


The Syrian government has cracked down on protesters in the northwest, killing at least 35 people, reports the Voice of America News.

Human-rights groups said clashes began Saturday and continued into Sunday when thousands of residents turned out for the funerals of slain anti-government protesters.

Six security personnel were killed in the towns of Jisr al-Shughour and nearby Khan Sheikhoun, said officials.

On Sunday, the military reportedly withdrew from the central city...

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