Syria: Troops storm towns near Turkey, Lebanon borders

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August 11, 2011
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"Syrian forces killed at least 17 people in raids near the Lebanon and Turkey border and in the country's Sunni tribal heartland, activists said, pursuing a military campaign to crush street protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Assad's forces have intensified assaults on towns and cities across the country since the start of Muslim fasting month of Ramadan to subdue mounting dissent against the ruling family, from Syria's minority Alawite sect, despite threats of new U.S. sanctions and calls from Turkey, Syria's powerful northern neighbor, and Arab nations, to halt the attacks." (08/11/11)  

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