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      Archive: 10/1/2012
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        10/1/2012, Tishrei 15, 5773

      Dozens of Civilians and Children Killed in Syria


      Army shelling and air raids killed dozens more civilians including children in Syrian flashpoints Monday, a watchdog said, while rebels and loyalists fought close-quarter battles in Aleppo's main souk.

      On the political front, Syria accused Washington of seeking to topple the Damascus regime by raising fears over its chemical weapons stockpiles and creating a scenario similar to that which led to the invasion of Iraq.

      The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an air strike on the town of Salqeen in the mostly rebel-held province of Idlib bordering Turkey killed 21 people, including eight children, according to AFP.

      The Britain-based watchdog also said at least 18 soldiers were killed in Homs province of central Syria, in a rebel ambush and bombing of their convoy on the Damascus-Palmyra highway.