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Syria’s Assad vows to continue crackdown: report

LONDON (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was quoted on Saturday as saying he would press on with a crackdown against anti-government unrest in his country despite increased pressure from the Arab League to end it. “The conflict will continue and the pressure to subjugate Syria will continue,” he told…

17 dead in Syria as Arab deadline looms

At least 17 people were killed across Syria on Saturday, activists said, as an Arab League deadline for Damascus to stop its lethal crackdown on dissent was set to expire. Among the dead were four intelligence agents killed by gunmen who raked their car with gunfire and two mutinous soldiers who died in clashes with regular…