Fears of Syrian civil war deepen; U.S. aids opposition

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UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Security forces killed at least 10 people in fighting across Syria on Tuesday, activists said, in a 14-month-old revolt that international mediator Kofi Annan, the Red Cross and Arab League warned was deteriorating into a civil war. Clashes between government forces and rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad raged overnight in Syrian towns and flared again during the day, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Despite an initial pause in fighting on April 12, a promised ceasefire has not taken hold. ...