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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.

To see today's live blog, please scroll down and click in the multimedia box. 

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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