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Violence rages in Syria

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 01:23

June 14 - Violence rages in Syria as major powers work on holding a crisis meeting in late June to restore a peace plan. Deborah Lutterbeck reports

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Amateur video out of Syria appears to show a tank on the streets of Douma. The video, which could not be independently verified by Reuters, shows a Syrian soldier firing his weapon. Smoke can be seen rising as a fire rages behind a mosque. More footage, purportedly from Homs shows a car burning in the streets. Parts of the town now stand in ruins. A popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011 with peaceful demonstrations for democracy. Now some fear it is developing into something close to civil war. Major powers are now working towards holding a crisis meeting in Geneva on June 30 in an effort to try to get a tattered peace plan back on track. All sides signed up to a UN-backed peace plan. But an April 12 ceasefire has been widely violated, prompting many observers to say the plan has failed. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Violence rages in Syria

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 01:23