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Syria rejects new Arab League plan to end crisis

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria is rejecting the latest plan from the Arab League to end the country's 10-month crisis.

The government of Bashar Assad says the League's call for a national unity government in two months is a clear violation of Syrian sovereignty.

The reaction came as violence continued to rage. An activist group says 23 people were killed in Syria today.

Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets in a suburb of the capital to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were either shot by security forces or killed in clashes between army defectors and troops yesterday.

The crowd, according to one resident, was under the protection of dozens of army defectors who are in control of the area after regime forces pulled out late yesterday.

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