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Thursday's blog: Tensions rise in Syria, Libyan offensives continue

Latest update : 2011-03-25

The Syrian government has promised reforms after a brutal police crackdown in Deraa in the south of the country, while in Libya, the allied offensive against the Gaddafi regime continues into its sixth day.

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Main developments on Thursday:

  • LIBYA: Blasts and anti-aircraft fire hit the Libyan capital for a sixth day.
  • SYRIA: The Syrian government promises reforms after protests in Deraa turn deadly. 
  • ISRAEL: At least two rockets fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza hit the port city of Ashdod and just north of it.

Date created : 2011-03-24

  • SYRIA

    Syrian police open fire on protesters in south

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  • LIBYA

    Allied air strikes roll on but fail to stop Gaddafi

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