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Activist say at least 3 killed in Syria before Annan briefs UN on progress of peace mission
BEIRUT (AP) ' Syrian activists say two people were killed in government raids on villages in the country's north while a bomb in a northern city killed one.
Also on Monday, international envoy Kofi Annan is to give the U.N. Security Council a report on his mission to ease the Syrian crisis. As the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy, Annan has been pushing for a cease-fire to allow all sides to discuss a political solution.
So far, international diplomacy has failed to stop the violence.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces killed two people in the northern Idlib province, and a bomb blast in a kiosk killed one in the city of Aleppo.
The U.N. says more than 9,000 people have been killed since Syria's uprising started in March 2011.