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Syria’s Assad defies U.N. calls for cease-fire | SFGate

The officer commanding U.N. monitors in Syria said Thursday that violence there has reached unprecedented levels, making it impossible for his unarmed observers to resume their work, which was suspended last month.

But President Bashar Assad gave no indication that he was planning to ease the 16-month-old crackdown on his country’s revolt, saying in a newspaper interview published in Turkey that he would maintain what he called “the fight against terrorism.”

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