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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 04:33 AM
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Syria unrest: Dozens of army deserters 'gunned down'
Source: BBC

Dozens of army deserters have been shot dead by Syrian troops as they tried to flee their bases and join anti-government protests, reports say.

Activist groups said more than 70 defectors were gunned down in the north-western Idlib province.

They said Monday's death toll across the country could exceed 110 - which if true would make it one of the deadliest days of the uprising. <snip>

In a separate development, the UN General Assembly voted by a strong majority to condemn the Syrian authorities for the crackdown, which has left some 5,000 people dead since the protests against President Bashar al-Assad began in March.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16258387
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 04:50 AM
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1. Just noticed "Breaking" on CNN.com:
Syria will execute anyone who participates in terrorist acts or distributes weapons, state television announces.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 03:35 PM
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2. K&R!
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