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REUTERS | Khaled Oweis | August 2, 2011

The death toll in Syria’s violent crackdown on opposition to President Bashar al-Assad in the city of Hama and elsewhere climbed on Tuesday, spurring Western efforts to pile diplomatic pressure on Damascus.

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BBC | August 1, 2011

Syrian troops backed by tanks have renewed attacks on the city of Hama on the second day of a crackdown on anti-government protesters, activists say.

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The New York Times | Nada Bakri & Anthony Shadid | July 31, 2011

Syrian military and security forces stormed Hama and other restive cities before dawn on Sunday, killing at least 75 people in what appeared to mark the fiercest crackdown yet by the government of President Bashar al-Assad on the four-month old uprising against his rule, activists and residents there said.

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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 19, 2011

 

Syrian troops and militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed 16 people in attacks in the city of Homs on Tuesday, residents said, an escalation of a crackdown against a focal point for pro-democracy protests.

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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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Mazin Yahya | Associated Press | July 15, 2011

BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb hidden under a parked car exploded near Muslim pilgrims Friday, killing at least two and wounding four as they made their way to an annual Shiite religious festival in a holy city south of Iraq’s capital.

Pilgrims are an easy target for insurgents looking to stoke sectarian violence as U.S. troops prepare to depart Iraq by the end of the year.

Friday’s bomb exploded in a parking lot about 14 miles (22 kilometers) from the holy city of Karbala, where thousands of pilgrims are flocking this weekend for the annual Shiite festival of Shabaniyah.

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