CLASHES

15 Dead in Syria

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Member of the Free Syrian Army's "Freedom for the River Assi Brigade" fire in the air to celebrate their return to Qusayr after an attack on Syrian regime forces in the village of Nizareer, near the Lebanese border in Homs province, on May 12, 2012.

At least 15 are dead in Syria today as the U.N. attempts to enforce a truce between rebels and president Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Those killed in the ongoing violent clashes reportedly include soldiers, journalists, civilians, and at least one child. Military observers from the U.N. are currently in the area with the objective of negotiating a ceasefire.