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April 18, 2012 11:54 am
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More Violence in Syria, 17 Reported Dead Despite Ceasefire

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

LA Times – Shelling and shootings continued in Syria on Wednesday despite the presence of a small group of United Nations cease-fire monitors, government opponents said.

At least 17 people were reported killed across the country, and as the violence drags on, more Syrians are expressing doubt about the possible success of a peace plan proposed by U.N. Special Envoy Kofi Annan, even as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was expected to ask for a full deployment of monitors.

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