AMMAN - Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces killed at least four civilians in an intensified tank and rocket bombardment on Sunni Muslim districts in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday to put down a popular revolt demanding his removal, activists said.
"This is the most violent barrage since the attack on Homs started six days ago. The four included a 55-year old woman. They were killed by shelling that hit a building where they live in Bab Amro," opposition activist Mohammad Hassan told Reuters by satelite phone from Homs.
The account could not be independently confirmed. Syria restricts access by most foreign journalists.