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Syria Update September 9 (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Strategic Studies. By Sherifa Zuhur)

Current death toll: more than 90.

Yesterday’s death toll: 178.

Syrian women refugees including young girls are being exploited under the guise of marriage; the Internet seems to be aiding rather than inhibiting this trend.

A Syrian film director and journalist, Tamer al-Awam (34) who hails from Suwaida, was killed in Aleppo on Saturday according to the Syrian National Council. He had traveled to Syria from Germany to be part of the uprising. According to a different source, he had been shooting a film of the Free Syrian Army when he was killed.

Aleppo province: A car bomb killed 17 civilians and wounded 40 in Aleppo on Sunday night. This followed a warning by Abu Sayyaf, although no group had as yet claimed responsibility.

It was earlier reported that least 27 persons…

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