A Free Syrian Army fighter stands outside his post covered with piled sandbags near the Citadel of Aleppo, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad March 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Hamid Khatib)
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Thousands of people attended a funeral in the northern Syrian city of Qamishli on Wednesday for nine victims of a triple suicide bombing, a monitoring group said.The Britain-based Observatory said thousands turned out for the funeral in Syria's main Kurdish city.After Syria's revolt broke out in 2011, the regime reached a fragile accommodation with the Kurds, largely withdrawing its troops from Kurdish areas to focus on fighting rebels elsewhere.A total of more than 140,000 people have been killed in Syria's three-year-old war, according to the Observatory, and millions more have fled their homes.
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