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Violence in Syria kills 130

Another 130 people were killed in the latest wave of violence in Syria on Thursday. Human rights groups claim the number of deaths routinely stands at between 100 and 250 people on a daily basis.

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Around 130 people died in Syrian violence today, group says

Around 130 people, including 62 civilians, have been killed in violence across Syria today, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed.

Some 200 people were killed throughout the country on Wednesday, according to the Observatory.

Troops loyal to President Bashar al Assad hammered the town of Daraya - located on the outskirts of Damascus - today and yesterday, killing at least 25 people and wounding another 200, opposition sources told the Reuters news agency.

Locals said soldiers raided houses and used mortar bombs in the streets as artillery and helicopters continued the assault on the town, meeting little resistance.

In Aleppo, tank shells crashed into buildings as civilians returned to check their houses and grab their belongings.

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