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Tanks, Troops Keep Pushing Against Resistance

June 15 2011


Troops and armor are reported on the way to Syria's north to put down anti-government protests.

Tanks and armored vehicles have been sent to the eastern city of Deir al-Zor and the Albu Kamal near the border with Iraq, say residents cited by Reuters.

Crowds of Syrians took to the streets in the east last week to demand an end to President Bashar Assad's rule.

Thousands of citizens of the historic town of Maarat al-Numaan fled the city Wednesday as other tank units pushed...

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