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No Letup Seen On Crackdown In Northwest

June 17 2011


Security forces are continuing their assault on Syrian cities and villages in the northwest to put down anti-government protests, reports the Voice of America News.

Dozens of tanks and armored vehicles were deployed Thursday near Khan Sheikhoun and Maarat al-Numaan, activists said.

The villages of Shughur al-Kadima and Janudiyeh were also reported to have come under attack.

Troops randomly fired shells at the villages and ransacked homes, according to fleeing residents. ...

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