Killings in Syrian assault on Homs region rise to 8

By REUTERS
May 30, 2011 00:42

 
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AMMAN - At least eight civilians were killed when Syrian forces attacked towns and villages near the city of Homs, which have seen growing pro-democracy demonstrations, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Observatory said on Sunday it had the names of the eight, who were killed in and around the towns of Talbiseh and Rastan in rural Homs, where tank-backed troops and security forces deployed in a widened military campaign to crush dissent against President Bashar al-Assad, with protests entering their 11th week.

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