Syrian activists aren't giving up their campaign against President Bashar al-Assad, and Assad isn't letting up his attempts to violently bring an end to their demonstrations. At least three more people were killed in a suburb of Damascus after government forces used live rounds to disperse hundreds of protesters, and there were reports of five more killed in the southern town of Dael. Assad's violent repression of the 10-week uprising drew a condemnation from the G-8 leaders meeting in France today, but the leaders came short of issuing concrete action to be taken if Assad doesn't back down. An earlier draft of the condemnation included a proposal to refer Assad to the U.N. Security Council, but it was scrapped for a vague condemnation, saying that they are "appalled" by the killing of protesters and are considering "further measures."
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