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Assad Pounds Rebels After Mosque Blast

  • Aired: 1/23/2013
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Heavy shelling in Homs as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vows to rid the country of rebels following the death of a leading Sunni Muslim cleric and ally. Assad made the pledge in a message of condolence over the death of Mohammed al-Buti - killed alongside dozens of worshippers by an explosion in a Damascus mosque on Thursday. Several videos uploaded to a social media website - which Reuters cannot independently verify - purportedly show the effects of government action against the rebels.

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