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Syria: Army continue 'shelling Deir al-Zour' as pressure grows on president

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said in a televised statement that the violence against civilian protesters in Syria was ''unacceptable''.

The Syrian army is reportedly shelling the eastern city of Deir al-Zour for a second day as regional pressure mounts on President Bashar al-Assad.

Activists and residents said explosions and gunfire resumed early on Monday, and that troops backed by tanks had re-entered the city's eastern side.

The BBC's Jim Muir reports from neighbouring Lebanon.

  • 08 Aug 2011
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