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  4/13/2011, Nissan 9, 5771

Syrian Death Toll at 200; Iran Blames Israel

Approximately 200 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in Syria, a Syrian human rights group reported Wednesday.

Iranian officials said Tuesday that they believe the West – America and “the Zionists” in particular – is behind the protests in Syria. The West is inflating reports of protests in order to create the false appearance of widespread dissatisfaction, they said.