Assad's forces pound Homs with Artillery, 5 killed

By REUTERS
February 24, 2012 11:31

 
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AMMAN - Syrian government artillery fire killed five people in Homs city's Baba Amro district on Friday, opposition activists said, in the third week of bombardments on opposition-held neighborhoods.

"Baba Amro is being hit with 122mm artillery directed at it from surrounding villages. A father and his 14-year old son were among those killed. They were trying to flee the shelling when shrapnel hit them in the street," Mohammad al-Homsi told Reuters.

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