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Syrian forces hit Hama again

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian forces kept up attacks on Hama for a third day, residents said, while senators called on the Obama administration to impose tough new sanctions on Syria’s energy sector. Washington also sought to put muscle behind its demand that President Bashar al-Assad halt his lethal crackdown on unarmed protesters. Human rights campaigners said the assaults by Assad’s forces across Syria on Monday and Tuesday had killed at least 27 civilians, including 13 in Hama, where troops and tanks began an operation to regain control on Sunday. That brought the total to about 137 dead throughout Syria in the past three days, 93 of them in Hama, according to witnesses, residents and rights…