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Syria Tuesday's violence left 98 dead

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Syria Tuesday's violence left 98 dead

61 civilians died Tuesday in Syria, according to the OSDH.

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The balance of the violence in Syria Tuesday rose from 30 to 98 dead, including 61 civilians, nine rebels and 28 government soldiers, announced in the evening the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH).

Moreover, according to the president of the OSDH, Rami Abdel Rahman, reached by telephone by AFP, a new "massacre" of 13 civilians took place Tuesday morning in the region of Deir Ezzor (north-west). "They (the victims) were executed with a bullet to the head, according to initial reports from the region," he told AFP.

And to call on UN observers to visit the country to investigate the alleged massacre and identify the perpetrators. "I call on the international observers to come and investigate to determine how these martyrs were killed, to find the killers and bring them to justice," said Rami Abdel Rahman.

The violence of Tuesday's day took place mainly during bombardments and clashes between rebels and regular army, said the OSDH.

According to a previous report, 11 people died including in the province of Homs (center), including seven in the bombing of the city by the army. Clashes between rebels and government soldiers were also killed five people in the province of Aleppo (north), according to the OSDH.

In 14 months, violence has claimed more than 13,000 dead in Syria, including more than 1,800 since the beginning of the truce, in theory introduced on April 12, according to the OSDH. On Tuesday, the international mediator Kofi Annan, who met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, asked him to "take bold steps now" to end the violence, citing a "turning point" after the Houla massacre, which triggered an international outcry.

More than 100 people, including fifty children, were killed in Houla on Friday and Saturday, and 300 injured, according to UN observers on site.

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