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New Fighting Erupts Near Damascus Despite UN Cease-fire Demand

New fighting erupted Sunday near Damascus in spite of the United Nations' demand for a 30-day cease-fire to allow rescue and medical workers to enter the region. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine people were killed and another 31 injured outside the Syrian capital, boosting the death toll to more than 500 in clashes over the last week. The fighting nonetheless appeared to be less intense in the wake of the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval...

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