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Tuesday
Nov082011

Syria Death Toll Tops 3,500

KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The death toll in Syria has topped 3,500 since the crackdown began in mid-March, according to the U.N. human rights office. This means 500 people were killed in the past three weeks alone, emphasizing the reality that President Bashar al-Assad's regime has shown few signs of abiding by the terms of a recent Arab League peace deal.

Activists said Monday that 23 people were killed Sunday alone.

The Arab League called for an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss “the continuing violence and the government’s failure to stick to its obligations under the Arab Action Plan.”

Meanwhile, Homs remains under siege; the opposition-led Local Coordination Committees said 15 people were killed Sunday and reported “a large-scale attack” Sunday night. The LCC issued a statement calling Homs “a disaster area." Heating fuel, drinking water and electricity have been cut, the LCC says. The LCC is calling for international intervention to protect the population.

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Monday
Nov072011

Deadly Weekend in Syria

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(HOMS, SYRIA) -- It was a particularly bloody weekend in Syria as the Assad regime defied its agreement with the Arab League to end its crackdown.

Activists said Monday that 23 people were killed Sunday alone.

The Arab League admitted Sunday that Syria has done nothing to implement the peace plan agreed upon last week in Cairo. They called for an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss “the continuing violence and the government’s failure to stick to its obligations under the Arab Action Plan.”

Meanwhile, Homs is still under siege; the opposition-led Local Coordination Committees said 15 people were killed Sunday and reports “a large-scale attack” Sunday night.

The LCC issued a statement that is basically a plea for help calling Homs “a disaster area." Heating fuel, drinking water and electricity have been cut, the LCC says.

"What is taking place, for about a week now, in the neighborhood of Baba Amr, exceeds all the crimes of the times, in cruelty and savagery."

The LLC is calling for international intervention to protect the population.

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