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Following Alleged Massacre, 'Firm' Response Threatened

June 07 2011


Syrian government authorities have vowed to mount a "firm and decisive" response to what they called a massacre of 120 security personnel in the northwestern city of Jir al-Shughour, the Voice of America News reports.

Jir al-Shughour, near the border with Turkey, is the latest area involved in an anti-government uprising.

Security forces have lost control of the town and surrounding region, said a government spokesman.

Interior Minister Ibrahim al-Shaar has said any...

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