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Activists plead for UN action as Syrian forces move to crush protests in town near Turkey

Human rights activists disputed an account by the regime that armed gangs had “massacred” police officers, and said international action was urgently needed to stop the bloodshed.


What’s the endgame in Syria? Military defections are key to turning the tide, analysts say

“In a situation like this, the only thing that’s going to carry the day is being violent,” said one former State Department official.

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