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Refugees recount brutal crackdown in western Syria

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Accounts from refugees who fled to Lebanon from western Syria highlight the repressive tactics used by President Bashar al-Assad's regime as it struggles to stifle a pro-democracy uprising.

By Nicholas Blanford, Correspondent / May 1, 2011

Mqaible, Lebanon

Hundreds of residents of Tel Kalakh in western Syria have escaped an intensifying siege by the Syrian army by slipping across the nearby border with Lebanon.

Read the full article in the Christian Science Monitor.