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February 3, 2012 1:55 pm

Syrian Violence Erupts Again Friday, At Least 12 Dead

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VOA  – Activists report at least 12 deaths as protests and clashes rippled across Syria Friday while the United Nations Security Council struggled to craft a resolution to help end the bloodshed.

Opposition activists said tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities and towns across the country to mark the 30th anniversary this week of a bloody crackdown on the city of Hama.  Amnesty International says the February 1982 siege, ordered by the father of Syrian President Bashar Assad, killed between 10,000 and 25,000 people.

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