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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 05:42 AM
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Syria crisis: 'Nearly 200 lives lost' in last two days
Source: BBC

Almost 200 people have died in two days of clashes in Syria, activists say, as the violence there intensifies.

Two activist groups put Tuesday's toll at 84 - the majority in Idlib province in the north-west. <snip>

The bloodshed comes a day before an advance group of Arab League monitors is due to arrive to oversee the implementation of a peace initiative. <snip>

Meanwhile, Syria's air and naval forces conducted live-fire manoeuvres aimed (at) testing their readiness to repulse "any aggression against the homeland," the official Sana news agency reported.

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There are reports of video of a young boy torn in half by shelling in the city of Homs. The UN puts the death toll at 5,000 since the uprising began in March.
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