Syrian forces arrest 200 in rebellious town-lawyer

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  • Protests spread to Mediterranean coastal town

  • Public protests continue despite tough crackdown

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis

AMMAN, April 13 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces have arrested 200 residents in a coastal town as unprecedented challenges to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad continued to spread, a human rights lawyer said on Wednesday.

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