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  7/6/2012, Tammuz 16, 5772

More than 60 Countries to Discuss Syria Friday


Representatives of more than 60 countries are scheduled to gather, Friday, in Paris to discuss advancing a solution to the crisis in Syria, where an estimated 16,000 people have died in the government's violent supression of dissent since March 2011, including members of President Bashar Al-Assad's security forces.

The diplomats are expected to formulate a plan of measures to increase pressure on the Assad regime. The plan will be submitted to the United Nations.