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Deepening crisis in Syria

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Mass burial of opposition activists killed by Bashar al-Assad forces, in Jdeidet Artouz near Damascus, 1 August 2012
Mass burial of opposition activists killed by Bashar al-Assad forces, in Jdeidet Artouz near Damascus, 1 August 2012 Reuters/Hussam Chamy
By: Charlie Hamilton
7 min

The UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, resigned yesterday complaining of a lack of support for his peace plan. Violence in the country is escalating - with rebel forces now using heavy weapons such as tanks - while the Syrian Army jets are strafing parts of Aleppo, the country's second city. RFI spoke to a Middle East expert about the deepening crisis. 

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