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February 7th, 2012
06:47 PM ET

Syria conflict similar to 1982 massacre

Syria's recent conflict mirrors the Hama bloodbath 30 years ago, as CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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February 7th, 2012
06:15 PM ET

Syrian slaughter through social media

Lisa Sylvester reports how anti-govt. Syrian activists are informing the world about the horrific situation in the country.

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February 7th, 2012
03:22 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: U.S. to al-Assad: “Your days are numbered”

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) - The situation in Syria is exploding with death and destruction.

The United Nations now says 6,000 people have been killed since demonstrations erupted almost a year ago, and opposition activists say the death toll has topped 7,000. Many of the victims have been peaceful activists.

Tens of thousands have been injured. Thousands have been arrested; others have simply disappeared. And beyond that, thousands of refugees have fled to neighboring Turkey, Jordan and even Iraq.
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February 7th, 2012
01:54 PM ET

Prisoners pull a pig prank on police

It's one thing to call a cop a pig, but it's another to put a pig on a decal for police cars. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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