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'Syrian situation remains dire' says US Ambassador Rice

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Votes are currently being tallied after the Syria's first parliamentary election for half a century, though the ballot was boycotted by opposition activists who called it "a sham". Amid ongoing violence, which is now into its fourteenth month, many Syrians want to believe that the election can give them a real chance to help their country. The violence has forced tens of thousands of people out of their homes, as towns and cities across the country are ravaged by the fighting - a situation that the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, has described as "dire". The UN observer mission to Syria continues, with monitors seen visiting the town of Talbiseh in this playlist. Meanwhile, the International Red Cross has appealed for $27 million dollars to help with their work in the country.
Votes are currently being tallied after the Syria's first parliamentary election for half a century, though the ballot was boycotted by opposition activists who called it "a sham". Amid ongoing violence, which is now into its fourtee...
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