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February 9, 2012 5:35 pm

137 People Dead in Syria on Thursday

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CNN – A Syrian opposition group reported at least 137 deaths at the hands of government forces Thursday as President Bashar al-Assad escalated a brutal assault against an opposition that wants an end to his regime.

Thursday marked the fifth consecutive day of attacks on opposition activists and civilians in the besieged city of Homs — Syria’s third-largest city — which has become a flashpoint in the uprising.

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