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Syria: Death Toll Rises, President Says Reform Coming

ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images(BANIAS, Syria) -- The bloodshed continued in Syria on Sunday, as security forces continued to clash with protesters in different parts of the country.

On Sunday, there were reports that a Syrian security officer was killed and another wounded after a Syrian armed forces unit was ambushed by armed protesters in the city of Banias. As army tanks surrounded Banias, there were also reports of security forces opening fire on a group of people gathered outside a mosque, killing at least three people and wounding several others, according to published reports.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that Syria is on course for comprehensive reform and that he hopes the country can benefit from the experiences of European countries, according to a report by state television.

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