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May 23, 2012 9:48 am

Foreign Kidnappings Add Urgency in Syria as Assad Continues Deadly Crackdown

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Aid workers assisting injured Syrian's who crossed into Lebanon near Qusair crossing. Photo:

VOA – Activists say Syrian forces pounded targets in the opposition stronghold of Rastan, and at least six people have died in anti-government related unrest elsewhere in the country.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said intense government shelling took place early Wednesday in Rastan.

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