Syria says constitution approved; scores of deaths are reported


Syrian officials say voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution backed by President Bashar Assad. Meanwhile, the opposition reports a massacre in Homs.

Syrian authorities said Monday that almost 90% of voters had approved a controversial, government-backed new draft constitution, while an opposition group reported that a massacre had left scores dead in the conflict-torn western city of Homs.

from By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times

via http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-syria-violence-20120228,0,2023555.story?track=rss

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