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Syrian security forces kill 40, activists say

UN inspections are rejected by government

Globe Wire Services / October 29, 2011

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Syrian security forces opened fire yesterday on protesters and hunted them down in house-to-house raids, killing about 30 people in the deadliest day in weeks in the country’s 7-month-old uprising, activists said. Meanwhile, Syrian officials have turned down a renewed request from U.N. nuclear inspectors to visit suspected secret nuclear sites during talks in Damascus described by diplomats yesterday as failing to advance a probe of the Arab nation’s hidden atomic program.

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