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U.S. says reported Syrian actions in Deraa "barbaric"

The State Department on Tuesday described as barbaric Syria's reported use of tanks, arbitrary arrests and cuts in power and communications in the city of Deraa, where anti-government protests erupted six weeks ago.Full story

ICRC urges Syria to grant access to injured, detained

The Red Cross called on Syria on Tuesday to allow health workers safe access to people injured in bloody protests, especially in the southern city of Deraa, and let it visit those who have been arrested. Full story

Syrian army conducts widespread raids, arrests

Syrian troops went door-to-door in cities and towns across the nation Monday, arresting scores of people in a campaign of intimidation aimed at crushing an uprising against President Bashar Assad's authoritarian regime, activists said. Full story

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