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June 20, 2012 10:00 pm

42 Civilian Deaths Reported in Syria as Fighting Rages On

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Major-General Robert Mood (centre) in the town of Al-Rastan, Homs province, Syria. Photo: UN/N. Singh

CNN – At least 42 more civilians were killed across Syria in the latest fighting of the 15-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s government, opposition activists said Wednesday.

The dead included 17 in the suburbs of the capital, Damascus, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an opposition network. Most of those were killed in the suburb of Douma, which the LCCS said was being shelled by government troops.

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