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05/09/2011 08:59 pm ET | Updated Jul 09, 2011

Syria Proclaims It Now Has Upper Hand Over Uprising

DAMASCUS, Syria -- The Syrian government has gained the upper hand over a seven-week uprising against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, a senior official declared Monday, in the clearest sign yet that the leadership believes its crackdown will crush protests that have begun to falter in the face of hundreds of deaths and mass arrests.

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