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REUTERS | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | August 10, 2011

Syrian tanks stormed two northwestern towns near the border with Turkey on Wednesday, expanding a military offensive to crush protests, local residents said a day after Ankara pressed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to end killings of civilians.

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REUTERS | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | June 29, 2011

Syrian troops shot dead 11 villagers on Wednesday, residents said, as authorities pressed on with a tank-led assault that has driven thousands of refugees across the northwest border with Turkey.

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VOA News | June 29, 2011

 

Syrian rights activists say government troops have attacked several villages in the country’s northwest, killing at least four civilians as part of a months-long crackdown on pro-democracy protests.

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BBC News | June 24, 2011

 

At least 10 people are said to have died in renewed protests across Syria against President Bashar al-Assad.

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The Independent | Kim Sengupta in Idlib province | June 19, 2011

 

The houses looked abandoned, windows and doors locked, a broken shutter clattering in the wind.  Then, one by one, they began to appear from their hiding places, mainly women and children, a few elderly people. The residents of this village had learned to their cost that being caught unawares in this violent conflict could have lethal consequences. (more…)

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01 Jun 2010 14:11:00 GMT

Written by: Katherine Baldwin

LONDON (AlertNet) – A six-ship flotilla bound for Gaza that was intercepted on Monday by Israeli marines was carrying 10,000 tonnes of aid. The flotilla, led by a Turkish vessel, attempted to break Israel’s three-year blockade of the coastal territory that aid agencies say has had a devastating effect on the livelihoods and lives of Gaza’s 1.5 million Palestinians. Clashes led to the deaths of nine people. (more…)

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By The New York Times

ISTANBUL — Two bombs exploded within minutes of each other late Sunday in a crowded pedestrian area of Istanbul, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150 in what the city’s governor called a terrorist attack. (more…)

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