Syrian troops storm Deraa, where uprising erupted

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  • Crackdown in Deraa where protests began last month

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By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Suleiman al-Khalidi

AMMAN, April 25 (Reuters) - Syrian troops and tanks stormed Deraa on Monday, residents said, seeking to crush resistance in the city where a month-long uprising against the autocratic 11-year rule of President Bashar al-Assad

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