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January 12, 2012 9:57 am

Violence in Syria Brings Calls For New Investigation

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Bashar al-Assad. Photo: Roosewelt Pinheiro

AP – BEIRUT — The death of a French TV cameraman during a government-sponsored trip to Syria has renewed calls for an independent assessment of the violent conflict in the country, as the government and the opposition traded blame Thursday.

The French government, human rights groups and the opposition demanded an independent investigation into the killing of Gilles Jacquier while filming a pro-government rally in the restive city of Homs Wednesday.

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