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Syrians close up shop to seek slayings’ halt

Car bomb kills 15 as fighting rages on

Posted: December 3, 2012 at 4:46 a.m.

As Syrian government forces pressed their counteroffensive on the outskirts of Damascus and a car bomb exploded in the central city of Homs, merchants around the country closed their shops over the weekend in an attempt to keep the nonviolent protest movement alive, despite the intense fighting.

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