Dozens killed in Syria as Jordan king tells Assad to go
Dozens of people are reported to have died in continuing unrest across Syria, as the king of neighbouring Jordan urged President Assad to stand down.
In one incident, about 20 troops were killed in a clash with army defectors in a southern town near the Jordan border, activists say.
Earlier, King Abdullah became the first leader to openly urge Mr Assad to quit.
He told the BBC that if he were in Mr Assad's position, he would start talks to ensure an orderly transition.
"I would step down and make sure whoever comes behind me has the ability to change the status quo that we're seeing," King Abdullah stated in an exclusive interview with BBC World News television.
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