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Syria: Some 114 People Killed in One Day

Jan. 29, 2013

R. Hafizoglu, Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan

The clashes between the Free Syrian Army and government forces in different parts of the country resulted in deaths of at least 114 people over the past day, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday.

According to the channel, most of the victims are residents of Damascus.

Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for more than a year and half. According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria exceeds 60,000. More than 230,000 have become refugees with around three million in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the well-armed militants.

Source: (c)2013 Trend News Agency (Baku, Azerbaijan) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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