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France, Turkey call for greater pressure on Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – France and Turkey called on Friday for greater international pressure on Syria to end the violent crackdown on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, while activists said security forces shot dead five people protesting after weekly prayers. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said he doubted Syria would respond…

Syria death toll climbs amid anti-regime protests

DAMASCUS — Syrian troops killed three people and wounded several others on Saturday in the border town of Tall Kalakh, a witness said, as the toll rose despite a presidential no-shoot order and dialogue offer. “The security forces, who had been encircling Tall Kalakh since the morning, fired machineguns. At…