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Syrian refugees describe mass graves, massacres

Published: Saturday, April 7, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

REYHANLI, Turkey – After days of relentless shelling and sniper attacks, thousands of Syrian refugees streamed across the border into Turkey with horrific accounts Friday of mass graves, massacres and burned-out homes.

The latest reports of escalating violence fueled accusations that President Bashar Assad is rushing to stamp out as much of the year-old uprising as he can before a U.N.-brokered cease-fire next week.

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