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UN says Syria death toll over 7500

The rescue of a British photographer from Syria cost the lives of 13 volunteers who took him out on a stretcher from the city of Homs into neighboring Lebanon. A UN official says the 11-month uprising in Syria has reach well over 7500 people. The conflict began in March of last year when protestors took to the streets to call for an end to the dictatorship of President Bashar Assad. Casualties continue to rise as government forces using force to stop protests have sparked even more protests, and civilian activists taking up arms to protect themselves.  

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