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March 13, 2012 11:39 am

Syrian Government Laying Mines Down on Escape and Aid Routes, Group Says

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.

MSNBC – Syrian forces have laid mines near the borders of Lebanon and Turkey along routes used by those trying to escape the conflict in Syria, advocacy group Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

Opposition activists who have waged a year-long revolt against President Bashar Assad’s rule use Lebanon and Turkey to bring food, medicine and weapons into Syria. Thousands of Syrians have also fled the violence into Turkey and Lebanon.

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