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BBC News | July 27, 2011

Syrian security forces have killed at least eight people in a raid on the town of Kanaker near the capital, Damascus, rights groups say.

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BBC | July 19, 2011

 

Security forces have opened fire at a funeral procession in the volatile Syrian city of Homs killing 10 people,
activists say.

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REUTERS | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | July 18, 2011

 

Syrian forces and militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed 10 people in attacks on residential districts in Homs on Monday, the Local Coordination Committees activist group said.

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Fazel Reshad | Asia | CNN News |July 14, 2011

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — A NATO-led raid in eastern Afghanistan left six civilians dead overnight, and President Hamid Karzai on Thursday ordered authorities to launch an investigation, Afghan officials told CNN on Thursday.

Mubarez Zadran, a provincial government spokesman, told CNN that the civilians were killed in a residential area of Khost province’s Matoon district and said two others were wounded. (more…)

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By Associated Press| World | Wall Street Journal with Foreign Policy | July 14, 2011

KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of Afghan civilians killed in war-related violence rose 15 percent in the first half of this year, according to a U.N. report released Thursday that offered grim statistics about the human toll of increased fighting.

Violence has been on the rise as the Taliban and other insurgents try to regain territory lost in the fall and winter to the U.S.-led coalition in southern Afghanistan. (more…)

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REUTERS | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | July 11, 2011

 

Syrian forces killed at least one civilian and injured 20 in Homs on Monday during the heaviest raids on the city since troops deployed there two months ago to crush dissent against President Bashar al-Assad, residents said.

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REUTERS | July 5, 2011

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad shot dead 14 people on Tuesday in the Syrian city of Hama, activists said, and France called on the United Nations to adopt a firm stance in the face of “ferocious armed repression.” (more…)

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