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Link: Civil war looms as Zimbabwe crisis worsens

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has threatened to retaliate against supporters of President Robert Mugabe.

His angry assertions came after three more opposition followers were killed in the latest wave of political violence.

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party had previously boycotted church-organised peace talks with the opposition.

The country's farm occupations crisis showed no sign of abating as farmers held back supplies for the first auctions of the crucial tobacco crop.

Tsvangirai, president of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), told reporters that two men had been beaten to death on Tuesday in the town of Kariba, about 220 miles northwest of Harare.

Another MDC supporter was killed in Harare...

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