U.N. General Assembly backs call for Syria’s Assad to step down

The General Assembly denounces the Syrian government’s ‘systematic violations of human rights.’ Opposition activists report the deaths of dozens more people.

Opposition activists reported dozens more people were killed in Syria on Thursday as the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly condemned the Syrian government’s “systematic violations of human rights” and backed a plan calling for President Bashar Assad to relinquish power.

from By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times

via http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-syria-violence-20120217,0,1826945.story?track=rss

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