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Syrian troops pour into Damascus suburb

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By Khaled Yacoub Oweis

AMMAN, April 27 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad poured troops into a suburb of the capital overnight while his tanks pounded Deraa to crush resistance in the southern city where the revolt against his autocratic rule began on March 18.

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