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Assad regrets Turkey incident

President Assad says he wishes Syrian forces had not shot down a Turkish jet last month, adding that he won't allow tensions with Turkey to turn into open combat.

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Hague to work with EU partners to halt Syrian violence

Mr Hague said the UK would work with EU partners to impose sanctions on those responsible to help bring an end to the violence.

The report, Torture Archipelago: Arbitrary Arrests, Torture and Enforced Disappearances in Syria's Underground Prisons since March 2011, includes maps locating detention centres, video accounts from former detainees and sketches of torture techniques.

Almost all the former detainees interviewed by Human Rights Watch said they had been subjected to torture or witnessed the torture of others during their detention.

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