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        7/18/2011, Tammuz 16, 5771

      Syrian Troops at Three Borders to Stop Defections


      The troubled Assad regime has deployed soldiers on three borders – Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey – to try to stop more defections from the army as the opposition plans civil disobedience, the first calculated action beyond protests.

      Syrian troops and secret police continued to shoot and kill civilians Sunday as tanks again rolled into the city of Homs, a major center of dissident activity, and Zabadanim located near the Lebanese border