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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 Oweis | August 4, 2011

At least 45 civilians were killed in a tank assault by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to occupy the centre of Hama, an activist said on Thursday, in a sharp escalation of a military campaign aimed at ending an uprising against his rule.

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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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