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Syrians carry their belongings as they cross into Lebanon at the border crossing point Friday in Masnaa, eastern Lebanon, about 25 miles from Damascus, Syria. Private cars as well as taxis and buses carried thousands of people fleeing the violence in the Syrian capital.

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Thousands flee as Syrian rebels wage guerrilla war

Rebels pressed their guerrilla fight to topple Syria’s regime deeper into the capital on Friday, ambushing troops and attacking police stations as thousands of terrified civilians fled to Lebanon and Iraq to escape some of the worst violence of the 16-month conflict.


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