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Syrian tanks attack town amid civil war warning

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(Raises death toll, adds attack on town)

  • Tank and troops attack town near Lebanese border

  • Arab League head warns of possible civil war

  • Anti-Assad demonstrations flare after Friday prayers

  • Defecting general predicts long struggle to topple Assad

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis

AMMAN, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Unrest in Syria cost at least 15 lives on Friday and troops backed by tanks attacked Zabadani, a town near the border with Lebanon, an opposition leader said, in the first big military assault since Arab League monitors arrived last month.

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