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Five Die as Syria Soccer Match Erupts Into Violence

Five people, including three children, were killed and more than 100 injured on Friday after fighting erupted at a premier league football match in the northeast Syrian town of Kameshli, hospital officials said. At least three of the victims died in a stampede as panicked fans tried to escape the fighting, witnesses said. State-run Syrian Radio reported the deaths as it began live coverage of the match, which was quickly called off. Police surrounded the stadium and fired shots in the air, but it was not clear whether they had been able to stop the fighting. Officials were not immediately available for comment. Full Story

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