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        9/24/2012, Tishrei 8, 5773

      Iraq: Iran Pressuring Us to Support Assad

      Iraq has admitted that Iran is pressuring it to support the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, according to a Monday-morning report by Kol Yisrael government radio. The station quoted Ali Al-Moussawi, the media advisor to Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, who told the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan that the Baghdad government has rebuffed those efforts.

      The Al-Arabiya network reported, Sunday evening, that 54 people were killed by government forces on Sunday. According to the report, most of the air attacks on rebel concentrations took place in the northeastern cities of Homs and Deir Ezzor.