Syria Sees Deadliest Week

    A wounded Syrian army soldier rests on a bed at Damascus' Tishrin military hospital on August 30, 2012.  More than 8,000 members of the security forces have been killed since Syria's anti-regime uprising broke out in March 2011, the director of the capital's Tishrin military hospital said . AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID        (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/GettyImages)

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    At least 1,600 people were killed this past week in what UNICEF is calling Syria’s deadliest to date. The count included children killed in the escalating violence, according to Patrick McCormick of the United Nations’ children’s fund. Seventeen people were killed in the country Sunday, according to opposition forces. An explosion rocked the capital of Damascus when a bomb went off near a security building, wounding four people in what state television called an act of “terrorism.”

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