Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Witnesses in Syria report hearing heavy fighting in the city of Daraa, which has become the center of ongoing anti-government protests and the target of a deadly government crackdown.

Syrian soldiers were seen entering the city in tanks and armored vehicles Saturday, and sounds of gunfire could be heard in parts of the city.

The military deployment comes a day after activists say 62 people were killed in a crackdown on demonstrations across the country, including Daraa.

Rights groups say hundreds have been killed since protests first erupted six weeks ago.

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