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Anti-regime activists staged counterelections, rallies and protest actions throughout areas where the armed opposition holds sway, to condemn Tuesday's presidential election.Mohammad, an anti-regime activist with the Aleppo Media Center, told The Daily Star that while the various protests underway were morale-raisers, he was just as happy at the news, relayed by people in regime-held areas of the city, of a weak turnout.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-regime group based in the United Kingdom, said that shelling by rebels killed at least 11 people in government-held areas.The Observatory said regime airstrikes and barrel bombs dropped by helicopter targeted a number of rebel-held areas of Aleppo, meanwhile, killing at least two people, with the death toll expected to rise.A video posted of a "polling station" in Deraa shows youngsters staging a short protest and holding signs calling for the election of various casualties of the war to the country's highest political post.In the Kurdish town of Amouda, which saw a number of anti-regime protests during the early part of the war, residents staged a short demonstration and held signs voicing their rejection of the presidential polls.
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