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      Archive: 7/31/2011

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        7/31/2011, Tammuz 29, 5771

      140 Dead in Syrian Violence

      About 140 people have been killed, on Sunday, as troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad acted against dissidents in a number of Syrian cities, according to opposition sources and human rights groups. Most of the activity took place in Hamat, where about 100 were killed, and in Dir Az-Zour, where another 19 were killed. Hundreds of other civilians were wounded by military fire and violence was reported in a number of other locales.

      Official Syrian media concentrated on President Assad's Ramadan greetings to other Arab leaders.