Civil War In Syria -- News Updates June 29, 2012

Young Children, Entire Families Among Almost 200 ‘Massacred’ In Besieged Syrian City Of Douma -- National Post/Reuters

BEIRUT — Syrians in the besieged city of Douma wrapped mangled and bloodied corpses in white burial shrouds early on Friday, according to video posted online, after 190 people were killed in one of the deadliest days of Syria’s 16-month-old uprising.

Activists said more than 50 of those killed on Thursday died in Douma, about 15 km (9 miles) outside the capital Damascus.

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More News On Syria's Civil War

Syria crisis: Assad vows to 'annihilate terrorists' - Friday 29 June 2012 -- The Guardian

Corpses line street as Syrian toll spirals -- Reuters
Syrian Groups Say Bloody Day Left High Toll Of Civilians -- New York Times
Syria death toll spirals: 170 killed in one day -- Jerusalem Post/Reuters
190 Killed in Syria Uprising's Bloodiest Day -- Newser
Syrian forces pound Damascus suburb: NGO -- AFP
Activists: Dozens killed by Syria shelling -- New York Daily News
Syria shelling kills dozens in rebel town -- FOX News/AP
Syria forces bombard opposition strongholds -- Al Jazeera
Military funerals suggest mounting Syrian casualty numbers -- L.A. Times
Syrian troops besiege rebellious suburb -- AP
Assad forces bombard northern towns as 170 tanks mass near major city, Syrian rebels say -- MSNBC

Syrian Tanks Amass Near Turkish Border: FSA General -- New York Times/Reuters
Syrian troops near Turkish border: rebels -- AFP
Turkey fortifies border: Assad sends helicopters to hammer northern Syria -- Christian Science Monitor
Assad Forces Bombard Northern Towns, Avoid Turkish Border -- New York Times/Reuters
Turkey Boosts Forces at Syrian Border -- Voice of America
Turkey deploys forces to border with Syria -- L.A. Times

Syrian Arrests Are Said to Have Snared Tens of Thousands -- New York Times
US: Damascus Violence Is Sign Assad Losing Control -- Voice of America

Clinton, Lavrov Set for Syria Showdown -- New York Times/AP
Officials unable to agree on Annan Syria plan: diplomats -- Reuters
Clinton, Lavrov Meet Ahead Of Geneva Talks -- Radio Free Europe
Moscow Upbeat on Syria Conference -- RIA Novosti
Russia calls Geneva talks on Syria 'positive step' -- AFP
Assad’s Exit Focus of Geneva Meeting as Russia Objects -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Russia Favors Syrian Solution to Political Crisis -- Voice of America
Russia regrets absence of Iran, Saudi in Geneva -- Reuters
Syrians defiant as world powers plan talks -- CNN

UN Seeks More Money to Help Syrian Refugees -- Voice of America
Syria: Can Geneva meeting wield fresh hope for the crisis? -- Imogen Foulkes, BBC
Forging a peace plan for Syria -- Kofi Annan, Washington Post
Can the Geneva meeting on Syria accomplish anything? -- Ariel Zirulnick, Christian Science Monitor
Turkish and Israeli military alerts show risks of wider Syrian war -- Matt Gurney, National Post

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