(Adds defection, Arab League comment, Russian vessels docking)
Flag-draped coffins arrive in Damascus mosque
Interior ministry vows to strike back with "iron fist"
Qatar PM says Syria not implementing Arab peace plan
By Alistair Lyon
BEIRUT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Crowds waving Syrian flags and pictures of President Bashar al-Assad gathered on Saturday to bury 26 people who the authorities said were killed by a suicide bomber at a busy Damascus crossroads.
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